[Talk-us] Quick intro and request to contribute

Saikrishna Arcot saiarcot895 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 14 22:42:54 UTC 2014

Using the poppler library can convert PDF into plain text, and it will 
probably work on this PDF.

Saikrishna Arcot

On Tue 14 Jan 2014 05:37:08 PM EST, Tod Fitch wrote:
> Looking at that PDF, it is not obvious to me how to script the data for mass input. Probably would take less time to print out a copy of the PDF and sit down with JOSM checking off each description as you enter it by hand. Maybe it is my deficient scripting skills, but things like this don't look easy to automatically parse:
> "The speed limit shall be twenty-five miles per hour on Pacific Avenue (County Road No. 4241) between 24th Street (County Road No. 4241) northerly to Ocean Boulevard (County Road No. 4256) (Ord. 1225 § 10, 1972: Ord. 831 § 1 (part) 1965: prior code § 10-006.4(15))."
> But sitting down with JOSM it would be reasonable for a human to enter the data as long as the underlying roads were already in JOSM. Only 12 entries for 25 MPH, 17 for 30 MPH, 36 for 35 MPH, 18 for 40 MPH, 21 for 45 MPH and 7 for 50 MPH. I can't believe that there are only 90 named streets in SLO county, so I'm guessing it is not listing the ones in incorporated cities nor ones for which the default state speed limit (residential area, etc.) is assumed.
> -Tod
> On Jan 14, 2014, at 2:14 PM, Richard Welty wrote:
>> On 1/14/14 4:51 PM, Dave Oksner wrote:
>>> I can certainly enter data manually--like I said, I've made several edits
>>> here and there over the last couple of years--but I was hoping to find
>>> someone who is somewhat authoritative about mass changes.  I'm pretty
>>> good with scripting and can probably not only extract the useful info
>>> from the PDF (the document is here:
>>> http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Assets/PW/Traffic/Traffic+Codes.pdf ) but
>>> could probably also parse an OSM extract to match up the ways and nodes
>>> that need to be changed.  But I don't know what to do with the information
>>> or how to get it back into OSM in a "safe" way.
>> for any sort of "mass" project, you probably want to interact with the
>> US import committee first. mass/mechanical edits are something we are
>> concerned with. we meet in a google hangout every other monday
>> evening; Serge should be able to supply details. the mailing list is
>> imports-us at openstreetmap.org
>> richard
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