[OSM-talk] Import populated places from vmap0

OJ W ojwlists at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 22 19:08:47 GMT 2009

Wikipedia sometimes helps when trying to categorise stuff:



The individual articles also normally start with "x is a
(city|town|village) in ___" in bold text at the top, which might be
automatically searchable (e.g. there is a MediaWiki module in Perl
that makes it easy to get the wikisource of a page)

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Upliner Mikhalych <upliner at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I want to import populated place names from vmap0 for some regions of Russia.
> There are many blank areas in Russia without any data, so vmap0 data,
> especially place names can be a quite good basis for these regions
> (road network is better to trace using satellite imagery).
> I have already made conversion scripts. Only problem is that I haven't
> found a way to determine place type (city, town, village, hamlet) in
> vmap.
> Approximate type of places can be guessed by satellite imagery, but
> this can take a long time and still need specification.
> So how imported points should be tagged? It is desirable that place
> names will be rendered in Mapnik.
> Have you any ideas?
> Sorry for by English
> Best regards,
> Upliner
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