OpenStreetMap

Greenville NC needs help

Posted by Sparks on 5 December 2013 in English (English)

I laughed to myself when I saw a previous home town mentioned in a blog post discussing Battle Grid. I wasn't really active in OSM when I lived in Greenville so I really never looked at the data that much (I think I did map some of the East Carolina University campus since it is usually a black box of blankness).

Tonight I thought I'd take a look at the data to see what all the talk was about. First the southside of Greenville look like a spider web. Forget the missing roads from the explosion of housing that has happened over the past few years. I'm not sure any of the roadways are even remotely in the correct location. Wow! I'm not sure if anyone is actually using this information or not but it is awful.

I'm working on aligning the roads in that area now and will go back to fill in the blank spots. Hopefully someone on the ground can start populating street names and the like. The next time I'm in town I'll try to grab a few and see what I can get done.

Location: South Charles Boulevard, Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina, 27858, United States of America

Comment from Peter Dobratz on 8 December 2013 at 23:28

In JOSM, you can activate the "OSM US TIGER 2012 Roads Overlay" in the WMS/TMS section of the preferences. Then you can activate this layer from the Imagery menu. This will allow you to see the names of the roads from the TIGER dataset. Perhaps many of the new roads that you are adding have names that you can also add.

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Comment from Sparks on 8 December 2013 at 23:38

Awesome idea! I had just read an article on this information now being available today. I'll start working on that tonight.

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