[Talk-us] Mappers in Idaho!

Greg Morgan dr.kludge.gm at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 03:24:53 UTC 2016

On Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 11:11 AM, Martijn van Exel
<martijn at openstreetmap.us> wrote:
> To add to the confusion created by me: someone pointed out that there is in
> fact a Teton County in both Idaho and Wyoming. The person I have been in
> touch with is from the Teton Co. in Idaho. So no Jackson Hole or Grand Teton
> NP there, but the eclipse still passes and you have almost just as awesome a
> view of the Tetons from the west..At a fraction of the cost :)
> But...Anyone want to map? Look at all this stuff that's not in OSM yet :)

Ha! Ha!  I looked at the data last night because I drove through the
area on I-15 in early February...well it was near by Teton Idaho.
Then in May of this year I drove through Wyoming...well it was near by
Teton Wyoming.  I am familiar with both areas.  I left a Mapillary
trail in both cases. There are only 11K addresses in the dbf file.  I
don't know how many foot prints are in the data, yet.  What I thought
about is that the US community could use the data as an example of how
to process the data for an import.  There are a number of questions in
the data and a template can be developed with a project like this. Oh!
 I won't be standing in line.  I will would be happy to lead the
effort.  I wanted to make sure that no one else had called dibs yet.
I was thinking that GIS school projects or, say, maptime kind-of
groups might want to join in as part of a tasking effort. The tasks
can be made small enough that they won't overwhelm a new mapper or
won't require a large time expenditure for an experienced mapper.

Before anyone pipes up about damage to a local community because of an
import, there's none.  On said I-15 trip, I stopped in Beaver Utah for
the night.[1]  In one feel swoop of a change set several days later, I
got to stand on the shoulders of giants: I modified nodes touched by
Dave Hansen, Balrug-kun, and NE2.  The area had not been worked since
the early days of the US project.  The local Beaver paper said that
the community was more worried about Boy Scout badges, a fire that
ruined a home, and the like. The great open places[2] like Top Of The
World [3] are more important than a mapathon.


[1] http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/38.25104/-112.64784
[2] https://www.mapillary.com/app/user/drkludge?lat=44.9747045&lng=-109.4556432&z=17&pKey=TkS55trFermdh6Dx2sf5Jg&focus=photo&menu=true
[3] https://www.mapillary.com/app/user/drkludge?lat=44.94276260000001&lng=-109.5602966&z=17&pKey=cY_TJx1nQONQeF32AxXRYw&focus=photo&menu=true

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