[Talk-us] Retagging hamlets in the US

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Thu Jun 11 14:55:33 UTC 2015


I just want to point out that there is an existing and well established
OSM-based service that already supplies worldwide boundaries in a number
of formats https://osm.wno-edv-service.de/boundaries/ .

Further the operator runs daily quality checks on changes in the boundaries.


Am 11.06.2015 um 14:54 schrieb Randy Meech:
> On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 8:05 AM, Randy Meech <randy.meech at gmail.com
> <mailto:randy.meech at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 11:00 PM, Clifford Snow
>     <clifford at snowandsnow.us <mailto: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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