[OSM-talk] clearing the remaining coastline issues?

D Tucny d at tucny.com
Wed Dec 17 14:07:08 GMT 2008

2008/12/17 Peter Miller <peter.miller at itoworld.com>

> There are really not that many coastine problems left in OSM. I know
> the view below makes it look really very bad but it is only the east
> and south coasts of the USA that have significant errors left. It
> really doesn't take too long, especially as it is hard to stop! If
> about 5 people gave some time to it then it would all be done in a
> week or so. When the coast is clean the data will be much more useful
> for more purposes.
> Here is a view of what is left.
> http://tile.openstreetmap.nl/coastlines.html?zoom=2&lat=52.83478&lon=-3.66051&layers=B00T
> My personal aim is to have the coastline free of these errors rather
> than the have it accurate. I often leave lots of work for locals to
> do, but I want the coastline to not have broken sections and have
> water on the right etc. Sometime I delete closed sections where the
> vectorisation process was got it all wrong, sometimes I reverse the
> ways to keep water on the right, and there are also linear sections of
> coast that either need to be completed or deleted.
> Can I suggest that people commit to doing different parts of the
> globe. For example someone might say they were doing Australia and the
> islands to the north east of there and also New Zealand.
> I suggest that the USA is dealt with by state. I am happy to work on
> sorting Florida.
> Any other offers? One person could probably sort Europe and Asia in an
> evening! Africa would take about an hour. the USA slightly longer.
> Canada might need two people to sort all the islands to the north.
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