[Talk-us] ARNOLD highway data

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Tue Jan 20 15:29:54 UTC 2015

Thanks for sharing. I pulled the data for Washington State. Looking at the
data suggests we need to get better definition of the fields. There are a
number of fields that appear interesting but I have no clue as to what they
mean. Some interesting examples, Toll_Type, HOV Type, Truck_VN, and
Route_Sign. A search of the HPMS Field Manual found more information that I
could ever want! It tooks some search just to figure out that AADT (traffic
counts I think) isn't something that we tag.

The routes information is very interesting. It would be interesting to
compare to our route relations.

I would suggest that we invite someone from US DOT to join us on a video
chat to help us better understand the ARNOLD database. From there we might
look at where we could use the data as a cross check. For example, lane

FYI - For those inclined, I'd suggest just pulling 2012. It appears that
2011 is just an older version of 2012.


On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 7:43 PM, Alex Barth <alex at openstreetmap.us> wrote:

> The emerging ARNOLD national highway database by the US DOT is possibly
> interesting for people here. It does contain OSM relevant data. This blog
> post goes back to Thomas Roff from DOT reaching out to OSM US to explore
> areas of mutual benefit. The directions Martijn and I discussed with him
> were
> a) listening to OSM changes to help improve the ARNOLD dataset (with or
> without a previous import of ARNOLD data) - a little bit like this is set
> up for NYC http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/lxbarth/diary/23588
> b) using OSM software for data management
> Martijn, Thomas - please add where I missed something.
> Both are blue sky ideas and wouldn't be executed by OpenStreetMap US as
> this is not our place.
> I'm sharing this here for everybody's consideration and comments.
> http://openstreetmap.us/2014/12/arnold-for-osm/
> Cheers -
> Alex
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> OpenStreetMap United States Inc.
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