[OSM-talk] Import populated places from vmap0

Hakan Tandogan hakan at gurkensalat.com
Wed Jan 21 17:48:34 GMT 2009


On Wed, January 21, 2009 18:01, Russ Nelson wrote:
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> On Jan 21, 2009, at 9:21 AM, Upliner Mikhalych wrote:
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>> 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.

Maybe you could do a comparision to geonames.org, and add only places that
have a similiar spelling in their russian name?

Maybe a similiar spelling and being in the same area (by computing the
distance between vmap0 coordinates and geonames coordinates for "similiar"
candidates?)

If you do, please don't forget to add the geonames id of that place as
well ( my pet peeve these times ;-) )


Regards,
Hakan


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