[NUUG kart] [Imports] N50 imports from Kartverket (The Norwegian Mapping Authority)

Sverre Didriksen sverre.didriksen at usit.uio.no
Tue Jun 17 11:40:28 CEST 2014

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Tor S. Mehus [mailto:torsm.news at gmail.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:14 AM
>To: Sverre Didriksen
>Cc: imports at openstreetmap.org; NUUGs kartliste
>Subject: Re: [NUUG kart] [Imports] N50 imports from Kartverket (The
>Norwegian Mapping Authority)
>Den 17. juni 2014 kl. 11:09 skrev Sverre Didriksen
><sverre.didriksen at usit.uio.no>:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: kart-bounces at nuug.no [mailto:kart-bounces at nuug.no] On Behalf
>>> Tor
>>> Sent: Monday, June 16, 2014 9:34 PM
>>> To: imports at openstreetmap.org
>>> Cc: NUUGs kartliste
>>> Subject: Re: [NUUG kart] [Imports] N50 imports from Kartverket (The
>>> Norwegian Mapping Authority)
>>>> 16. juni 2014 kl. 20:34 skrev Christoph Hormann
><chris_hormann at gmx.de>:
>>>>> On Monday 16 June 2014, Tor wrote:
>>>>> As far as I know, none of the tools available for converting from
>>>>> SOSI format to shape or OSM convert the tags. Until someone write a
>>>>> tool that does this, this part of the conversion has to be done
>>>>> manually (or semi-automatically).
>>>> I see no reason not to use one of the import conversion tools here -
>>>> ogr2osm can read any OGR compatible format and allows custom
>>>> to tag conversions.
>>> That's good news. I wasn't aware of that.
>>>> While in principle it is all right to do a fully manual import as you
>>>> describe the amount of data potentially involved here would make
>>>> automatic tag and geometry conversion advisable i think.  Any
>>>> mechanical processing step that is not done manually by the mapper is
>>>> one place less where mistakes can occur.  And the mappers involved in
>>>> the import would be able to concentrate on the actual verification and
>>>> conflation tasks.
>>> I agree.
>>>> For waterways I guess it's easiest to set the defaults based on
>>>>> VANNBR, and then verify manually before import:
>>>>> VANNBR=2 - waterway=stream
>>>>> VANNBR=3 - waterway=river
>>>>> VANNBR=4 - waterway=river
>>>>> For woods/forests the default would be natural=forest.
>>>> That looks sensible.
>> We have earlier agreed to use natural=wood on the woods/forest, see
>That's what I meant to write: natural=wood. Sorry for the confusion.

One big problem here is that no one other than member on the import list is allowed to post comments. (and since I'm not a member will someone please forward this mail).


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