[Talk-us] Dakota County Mn Bulk Building and Address Import

Greg Morgan dr.kludge.gm at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 04:03:30 UTC 2016

On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 10:17 AM, Joe Sapletal <joe.sapletal at charter.net>

> I’m looking for some assistance and support for doing a Bulk Import of
> buildings with address information.  I’ve already assembled the data from
> the source, but I need help converting it and uploading it and to build
> community support.  I started a wiki page here -
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Minnesota/DakotaCounty/Buildings_Import
> it links to a couple of samples areas of the data.  One I’ve already
> uploaded as a test at this location -
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=17/44.74096/-93.10751
> Any assistance would be great.

That is some beautiful work.  I like how you are limiting your work to a
small area.  How are you going to grow otherwise?  I like how you are just
working on an area that you have edited.  That respects other mapper's
work.  One change that you should consider is how to merge these foot
prints with other mapper's work.  For example, I looked at one building.[1]
This is your own work.  However, I'd find a way to preserve the existing
way and nodes so that you change the features in place.  It builds on other
mapper's work.  I also included a link to whodidit for your area.[2]  I
have whodidit zoomed in but the map may take a bit to load.  What you are
looking for are mappers in your area that may want to take part in the
effort.  Whodidit is just one example and one way to find this information.
  You may find that there are no mappers in your area that have an interest
in this effort. If that is the case, then there are other mappers in the US
that would like to see you succeed in a positive way.  They may be willing
to pitch in as part of a community effort as long as you have diced up the
data for multiple mappers to participate.  I think you should start with
the US mailing list for guidance.. I believe mappers on this list would be
more helpful than on other lists. As you refine your process and get good
feedback, then you can move to other lists for the final import plans.

I hope this helps get you started,
Greg Morgan

[1] http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/396603853/history
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