[Talk-us] U.S.-Mexico border fence update

Michael Corey mcorey at revealnews.org
Tue Jan 24 19:24:26 UTC 2017


Thanks, folks, these are good suggestions. I think posting the map in
Github is a good first step -- we first have to iron our our licensing
so it's compatible with OSM and with our own licenses.

So this will likely not happen this week, but hopefully soon.

Thanks again!

Michael Corey
Senior News Applications Developer
o: 510.809.3178
twitter: @mikejcorey

On 01/24/2017 08:57 AM, Martijn van Exel wrote:
> We could devise a MapRoulette challenge out of it (and could claim that OpenStreetMap has a tight border with Mexico before the Trump administration, AND nobody paid for it)
> Martijn
> 
>> On Jan 23, 2017, at 4:35 PM, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us <mailto:clifford at snowandsnow.us>> wrote:
>>
>> Michael,
>> Sharing your new work on GitHub would be a good start. The community could look at the work and see how to best incorporate it into OSM. 
>>
>> (We could tag the existing fence as before_trump and if anything actually gets built as by_trump. )
>>
>> Clifford
>>
>> On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 2:13 PM, Michael Corey <mcorey at revealnews.org <mailto:mcorey at revealnews.org>> wrote:
>> Hello:
>>
>> (Also posted in imports)
>>
>> Several years ago I did a lot of work adding sections of the U.S.-Mexico
>> border fence to OSM. In light of the new U.S. president's intention to
>> expand the fence/wall system, I have been updating that work for our
>> news organization. We have now mapped the entire existing fence with
>> significantly more official data and more information about individual
>> segments.
>>
>> I would like to share this work back into OpenStreetMap, but it may be
>> difficult to modify or sync up with my old work, since I have
>> changed/added/subtracted significant features.
>>
>> Does anyone have thoughts on how to do this most efficiently and without
>> causing major headaches? I would like to share the maps on both OSM and
>> on Github, so I will need some kind of workflow to keep everything
>> synced up.
>>
>> The current fence is captured by this relation:
>>
>> https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/2266294 <https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/2266294>
>>
>> Any advice people have from past experience would be most welcome.
>>
>> Thanks much,
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Michael Corey
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