erjohan at gmail.com
Tue Mar 21 14:03:09 GMT 2006
On 3/21/06, Nick Whitelegg <Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk> wrote:
> I used one of the free US coastline databases for the pre-OSM version of
> Freemap. However its resolution/accuracy wasn't sufficient for
> detailed-scale maps - for instance, occasionally a coastal footpath would
> disappear into the sea.
> Landsat in my area of the coast (Solent) seems to be very good accuracy.
> Coastal footpaths follow the coast pretty much spot on.
I've done quite abit of walking around shorelines in Stockholm and the
all fit perfectly to the landsat, and the GSHHS is absolutely
pointless to use for maps with greater resolution than intercity. So
we need a better resolution source, and I haven't found any..
But I'm not completly sure shorelines should go into Openstreetmap
since it's a... well street map. And I'm guessing a seperate project
would fit the need of shoreline tracing better, e.g importing GSHSS to
improve upon that.
 Global Self-consistent Hierarchical High-resolution Shoreline data.
Information on the datasets is available from
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