Public data

Posted by mattmaxon on 16 February 2009 in English (English)

There is a great deal of publically available data from various government agencies

most of this is in SHP or SDTS format

I can convert this to a GPX but... the system rejects it

If I try to add it as a track It is a jumble of lines connecting unrelated / out of sequence segments

Any suggestions as to how to format and upload upload this data ?

Comment from Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason on 16 February 2009 at 21:53

If it's a shapefile or in another similar GIS format you could import it directly into OSM as-is with a conversion script.

There's a shp2osm script in the OSM svn, but you should ask on the OSM talk mailing list and provide links to the specific data you're working with, there are people there experienced in importing that can give you good advice.

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