[OSM-talk] Merging data sets (was: web site map enhancement, los angeles)

Andy Robinson Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Apr 7 10:28:58 BST 2006

Or is there a way for users themselves to import the data for their area of
interest by interfacing the TIGER data through their client (eg JOSM)


Andy Robinson
Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk 

>-----Original Message-----
>From: dankarran at gmail.com [mailto:dankarran at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Dan
>Sent: 07 April 2006 10:25
>To: Andy Robinson
>Cc: talk at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Merging data sets (was: web site map enhancement,
>los angeles)
>On 4/7/06, Andy Robinson <Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>> I concur with Imi's thoughts on this. We have no way of determining if
>> either set of data (User or TIGER) is the best, so it should be up to
>> editors to work at merging to find out.
>I also believe it should be a manual process, but with the amount of
>data in question, that process is going to have to be simplified to
>avoid overwhelming users with masses of data. As Imi says, we need
>coders. If only I knew Java... (I sense the onset of a sharp learning
>> So, why don't we do an import now for those few places in the US that
>> active users? Then they can feel reassured and get on with good work? Is
>> this achievable, I joined OSM just after Ben had imported the Manhattan
>> so I don't know how easy it was.
>It may make more sense to import the TIGER data into areas of the US
>that haven't yet been worked upon, so there's a starting point for
>users. Then let users in active areas choose when they want to import
>the data into their own areas so they can start tidying up the data.
>How much of the US has data been uploaded for so far?
>Dan Karran
>dan at karran.net

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