[Talk-us] Retagging hamlets in the US

Randy Meech randy.meech at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 12:54:50 UTC 2015


On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 8:05 AM, Randy Meech <randy.meech at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 11:00 PM, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us>
> wrote:
>
>>
>> Seattle has very defined neighborhoods and even sub-neighborhoods. The
>> prior discussions kept us from adding the boundaries. Maybe it is time to
>> reconsider. The Mapzen effort to produce a boundaries overlay is a
>> promising solution to the problem, but I haven't heard anything from Mapzen
>> for a while.
>>
>
> We've changed course to publish existing OSM boundaries in different
> formats, similar to the metro extracts [2], although this is not live yet.
> The theory is that if we make the data more accessible to people for
> visualization, they'll improve it.
>

Just an update on this, last weekend we launched "Borders," which is
similar to Metro Extracts, but just publishes GeoJSON files of all the
admin levels for every country from OSM.

We hope that making this data more visible & accessible will lead to its
improvement.

Data: https://mapzen.com/data/borders/
Blog: https://mapzen.com/blog/total-perspective-vortex
Code:
- https://github.com/pelias/fences-slicer
- https://github.com/pelias/fences-cli
- https://github.com/pelias/fences-builder

Additionally, Nathaniel Kelso of Natural Earth and Quattroshapes will be
starting at Mapzen on Monday (yay). Among many other things, we want to
focus on this area both within OSM and in other data projects. If anyone is
interested in helping, drop us a line.

-Randy
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