[NUUG kart] Importing GNS data for Svalbard

Mike Collinson mike at ayeltd.biz
Mon Oct 6 11:48:18 CEST 2008

At 08:44 AM 6/10/2008, Gustav Foseid wrote:
>On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 9:59 PM, Mike Collinson <<mailto:mike at ayeltd.biz>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.

Gustav, thank you for your kind feedback.  All gone now except island names.  May I ask about your experiences with quality?  Was the problem just positional accuracy or did you find substantial errors in the names themselves?

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