[Talk-us] Coastal Maine needs love

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Wed Oct 15 19:38:56 UTC 2014

On 10/15/14 10:56 AM, Eric Kidd wrote:
> Recently, I wanted to fix a few local islands and public parks in 
> coastal Maine, where I have local knowledge. But much to my dismay, 
> the local area was pretty thoroughly broken:
>   * The county lines along the coast are based on a really old (and
>     incorrect) data set.
>   * There's some confusion between towns (admin_level=8) and sub-town
>     boundaries (admin_level=?).
>   * Most towns are marked with nothing more than GNIS points.
> As a result, the local maps are incorrect, ugly (thanks to the bad 
> county lines everywhere) and incompatible with Nominatim.
> I've prepared a more detailed explanation of what's wrong, with 
> pictures, examples, and a couple of possible ways to improve things:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Ekidd/Coastal_Maine_problems
> Personally, I'd be interested in tackling 4 small towns and maybe the 
> Lincoln county boundary. But it looks like a large portion of the 
> Maine coast suffers from similar problems. If anybody feels qualified 
> to address the larger problems, I'd be grateful—and happy to help out.
> Thank you for your feedback and suggestions!
you can get 2014 boundary data for Maine from TIGER and it should be 
pretty good.
i have some extracts from it in GeoJSON in github if you want to look it 

Maine GIS has data online but their current licensing is extremely 
incompatible with
the ODbL


rwelty at averillpark.net
  Averill Park Networking - GIS & IT Consulting
  OpenStreetMap - PostgreSQL - Linux
  Java - Web Applications - Search

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-us/attachments/20141015/d112ff8a/attachment.html>

More information about the Talk-us mailing list