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

Hans De Kryger hans.dekryger13 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 26 02:02:28 UTC 2017


Thanks for letting me know, i'm on it!

*Regards,*

*Hans*

On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 1:56 PM, Brian May <bmay at mapwise.com> wrote:

> 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 coast.
>
> Brian aka grouper
>
>
>
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