[OSM-talk] Import populated places from vmap0

Russ Nelson russ at cloudmade.com
Wed Jan 21 17:01:32 GMT 2009


On Jan 21, 2009, at 9:21 AM, Upliner Mikhalych wrote:
>
> So how imported points should be tagged? It is desirable that place
> names will be rendered in Mapnik.
> Have you any ideas?
Excellent idea, Upliner!  Well done.  Perhaps you can make a somewhat  
arbitrary distinction based on population?  Surely there is a  
population database for towns in Russia.  You may have a bit of  
correcting to do for speling erorrs, and some missing entries, but you  
ought to be able to get to a 90% solution, which is good enough for a  
start.  You can label the missing ones as "village".  That way they  
won't render on a large scale map.  Sooner or later somebody who lives  
there will notice their town is missing, and will set the correct size.

> Sorry for by English
My Russian is worse, trust me!

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