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: Olympia, Thurston County, Washington, 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/???).

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.

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.

Comment from malenki on 1 December 2012 at 09:51

Please be also sure to regard the IMport Guidelines:

Thanks for contributing! malenki

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