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Just starting

Posted by Bill Blake on 19 November 2012 in English (English)

I've decided to start contributing more to OpenStreetMap in Thurston County, Washington. I have been the GIS updater for Thurston 9-1-1 Communication since 2006. I plan to transfer the 9-1-1 street data into OSM as I see missing segments.

Location: Pacific Avenue Southeast, Olympia, Thurston County, Washington, 98513, United States of America

Comment from Sanderd17 on 19 November 2012 at 09:06

Welcome to OSM.

As a GIS professional, you may feel more joy in using the JOSM editor.

Maybe one remark, try to avoid abbreviated names, it's easy for software to abbreviate a name (Street -> St) but it's hard to do the opposite (St -> Street/Saint/Strasse/???). http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Names#Abbreviation_.28don.27t_do_it.29

You can always include a short_name tag if you would like to do the abbreviation manually.

Also, please make sure you are allowed to do your transferring (you're responsible).

But thank you for your contributions.

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Comment from robert on 19 November 2012 at 14:03

"I plan to transfer the 9-1-1 street data into OSM as I see missing segments."

Please make sure the license allows you to do this before you start.

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Comment from malenki on 1 December 2012 at 09:51

Please be also sure to regard the IMport Guidelines: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import_guidelines

Thanks for contributing! malenki

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