[OSM-talk] USGS Topo maps

Greg Troxel gdt at ir.bbn.com
Mon Nov 28 16:54:45 GMT 2011


Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> writes:

> On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 8:44 AM, Ian <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
>> FYI: Most of the information present on USGS Topo Maps should already be
>> present on the map due to an import of the GNIS dataset a couple years ago.
>
> And fixing that import so that the GNIS points are better aligned by
> your local knowledge is very welcome!

Agreed - most of the GNIS points need more position accuracy.

But, USGS Topos != GNIS.  On the USGS topos I have, the POIs such as
churches, cemeteries, schools, libraries, etc. are positioned very
accurately.  GNIS is clearly a different dataset.
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