[NUUG kart] Importing GNS data for Svalbard

Gustav Foseid gustavf at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 08:44:27 CEST 2008

On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 9:59 PM, Mike Collinson <mike at ayeltd.biz> wrote:

> I am working on the potentials of importing GNS data [1] for less well
> mapped parts of Nordic countries.  I have imported a full set for Svalbard
> to look at.  Does anyone have any objection to my leaving it there?

We recently did an import of GNS data for all of Norway. The quality of this
dataset was so terrible that we had to remove it. Please do not import any
data for Norway!

Svalbard is an extremely remote area, making even the Australian Northern
Territory look urban. If you have imported all of the Svalbard names, you
have something like 4 place names per person living there. I would even say
that this is one of the better mapped areas in Norway. Even if I like havng
names on the map, I would say that we now have 12.000 names which we do not
have any chance of checking, and with unknown quality.


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