[Talk-us] TIGER fixup for Hurricane Harvey potential impact areas

Brian May bmay at mapwise.com
Fri Aug 25 20:56:51 UTC 2017

Calling all TIGER fixup junkies. I've been poking around the coastal 
areas of Texas where Hurricane Harvey is expected to make landfall and 
seeing a lot of TIGER fixup needed. More and more websites depend on OSM 
so it would be nice to provide more accurate and updated info than what 
is there now. Maps and GIS are going to be heavily relied on especially 
after the storm.

Common issues:

- Streets that aren't there

- Tracks marked as residential. Many tracks are barely visible or edges 
of farms and should be deleted.

- Driveways marked as residential streets (should be service).

- Streets needing realignment.

- Streets not connecting properly.

An interesting site using OSM is https://livestormchasing.com/map

Storm chaser locations are shown on OSM in real time and there are video 
feeds from some of them. So that means you can get real time video of 
what the ground looks like! Lots of flooding already happening along the 

Brian aka grouper

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