[Talk-us] Proposing import of sidewalk data Seattle, WA, USA

Bryan Housel bryan at 7thposition.com
Tue Aug 2 13:28:26 UTC 2016

Meg this is excellent!

Thank you for sharing your plans with `talk-us` and `talk-us-pugetsound`.  I’m looking forward to seeing this public data source imported into OpenStreetMap.  Given that your team is located in Seattle and is very involved with the local community there, I don’t see any issues. 

I think it is great that you are following the same process used by the various building import projects in other cities, and that you are taking responsibility for manual review of the data prior to importing.

Also, I’ve reviewed the proposed sidewalk schema and it aligns perfectly with North American sidewalk tagging conventions.

Good luck and let me know if I can be helpful in any way..


> On Aug 1, 2016, at 5:35 PM, Meg Drouhard <mdrouhar at uw.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
> We are proposing to import open municipal sidewalk data from the city of Seattle as described in this proposal: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Seattle,_Washington/Sidewalk_Import <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Seattle,_Washington/Sidewalk_Import>.
> Imports will be tagged according to the sidewalk schema that we propose here: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/sidewalk_schema <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/sidewalk_schema>.  The schema is a proposal for standardization of conventions, rather than changing or adding tags, and it is particularly concerned with features of sidewalks that may aid or impede travel for people with limited mobility. 
> We are still in the process of testing our deployment of the OSM Tasking Manager for this purpose, but we appreciate any feedback you may have either through our discussion pages or by email <mailto:info at opensidewalks.com>.
> Thanks,
> Meg Drouhard
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