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

Tom Carden tom at tom-carden.co.uk
Fri Apr 7 10:34:52 BST 2006

On 4/7/06, Dan Karran <dan at karran.net> wrote:
> 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
> curve)

Using the API, you could write a tool in whatever language you wanted.
 This is a specialised task, not one that the main OSM applet really
needs to be able to deal with all the time.

Regarding import of TIGER as a static 'gps-like' layer - do people
really think manually tracing and correcting TIGER on OSM would be a
useful application of their time?  I would think that even for areas
with a reasonable amount of existing data, TIGER would be at least an
order of magnitude more complete right now.  With respect to those
who've been working on OSM in the US, I doubt we'd be losing much (but
of course we should check).


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