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They’re all done, they’re all done…
After a grueling year hacking through them, the Texas Farm and Ranch to Market Roads have all been checked, properly aligned, and most have refs as well. Whew…
Have completed consolidating all counties in Texas and have converted all to relations. Where to next...
After a year and a half, all Texas state routes have been checked, realigned, tagged, ref'd, and have added a relation to each one. Hopefully the tagging is reasonably consistent with each Highway, but things have been changed afterwards. If you find any highway in Texas (not including Farm to market roads), that doesn't have a relation, let me know so I can fix it. I would check myself, but can't figure out a way to do that.
All Texas Interstates, US Routes, and State Loops and Spurs have been hand checked and drawn to be in the correct location, one ways should be pointing the right way, most road construction and rerouting corrected, and so on and so forth. Next will be the main state routes. And here we go...
Have just completed the last Texas Loop route relation and edits, so all loops and spurs are complete. Have 4 US routes in Texas left to finish.
Just thought I'd do the latest update for Texas. Am in the process of adding relations and cleaning up all US routes in Texas. All 2 digit routes are done, and am about half way through the rest. Have also been adding relations and cleaning up Texas Loops/Spurs. All spurs are complete, and maybe a quarter of the Loops are done.
Haven't posted in a while, so thought I would.
Interstates across Texas are complete, except for I-45 from Dallas to Houston. There's some construction I'm unsure about north of Houston, and imagery is moderate at best, so I passed on it for now. Am starting to work my way through US Routes in Texas. U.S. 54, 57, and 59 are complete with relations. Currently working across U.S. 60, which is complete from the TX/NM line to Canyon.
Am also starting work on reimporting some new and better line data. TIGER data for some Texas counties was extremely bad. I have recently contacted the Texas Natural Resources Information System, which is the state's GIS clearinghouse. They have let me know that their data is public domain and had no problem with us using it. Have been in contact with Chris Lawrence, who holds many scripts for converting shapefiles to ways. Some counties will not need resetting, some will. I have created pages for TNRIS upload and will also make a subpage to list yes/no for each county (all 254!).
I'm steadily working my way through Interstates in Texas, adding relations and trying to correct and improve onramp/offramps. I'm going in numerical order. I-10 is done, except for the section through Houston that is being reconstructed. Currently working my way east on I-20 going through Ft. Worth.
Ok, just got done with redrawing/adjusting/completing I-10 across Texas (all ~900 miles of it!), so my next project chosen is US 77. Had already completed through Cameron County previously, so started @ Cam/Willacy county line yesterday. Everything from Kenedy County to intersction with I-37 on ly had 1 lane, so got to draw one side or the other all the way through. Also cleaned up the business routes in Kingsville and Robstown. Have completed through the terror that is it's intersection with I-37. Will start there tomorrow, but since I-37 only represented by one way, will likely draw in other direction from the intersection south to the terminus downtown.