Recent diary entries
Today I added street names, traffic flow, and surface for a number of subdivisions I noticed were not represented within the city of Lacey. They include: Eagle Court Campus Willows Hawks Prairie
Added street geometry for Raili May Subdivision. This included streets: Bali St NE, Sadie St NE, Kona St NE, Mia St NE, and parts of 34th Ave NE, 33rd Way NE, 33rd Ave NE.
Also added streets for Jaylee Subdivision involved modifying 38th Way NE and renaming the other access to Hepburn St NE. Added Loren St NE, Andress St NE, Astaire St NE, Spencer Ave NE, Bacall St NE, and Monroe Ln NE. Limited attribute updates to surface and traffic flow direction. A couple unknown parking segments also added.
Both areas are within the City of Lacey limits.
After my first few updates I received several welcome messages and suggestions to review the Import/Guidelines. Well I'm working my way through the Guidelines now before contributing anymore updates. Some in the community warned about licensing restrictions. I wanted to clarify that I don't plan to do any direct conversion/translation from any existing data. What I want to do is review those areas that were updated in the 9-1-1 data based on public notifications from the addressing authorities in the area, field checked, and then contribute updates using only the fine edit tools available in OSM.
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.