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Dixie County almost complete

Posted by RayOnTheFarm on 11 October 2012 in English (English)

Mostly finished with Dixie County as far as converting the logging roads from 'residential' to 'track' (there were hundreds). I have also added as many of the abandoned rail beds as I could locate via the satellite images, in conjunction with common sense as to where logging occurred (1909-1930s from best information). Some of those old railroad beds have now become the major access roads to the southern parts of Dixie County, along the Gulf coast. Still need to do a few areas in north central. Also remaining to be done is to assign 911 street names to all those roads back in the woods.

default roads from TIGER files

Posted by RayOnTheFarm on 7 October 2012 in English (English)

Some of the roads, from the older TIGER files, have poor positioning. In some cases the relationships of roads to other roads, is totally wrong when compared to the satellite overheads. It isn't merely a matter of roads being offset, they were poorly defined in the first place.

Currently trying to clean up the eastern half of Dixie county. Using overhead imagery, the more recent 2012 census BAS plots (usually correct, but not always) and the local county property appraiser's online map/parcel display. Some combination of the three usually yields the ground truth.


Posted by RayOnTheFarm on 21 September 2012 in English (English)

working to establish all known businesses between cross city FL, old town FL, fanning springs FL, chiefland FL, trenton FL and bell FL.

I have noted that some business types, and government buildings, have no appropriate type icon in potlatch. Not sure if this is a shortfall of potlatch, or the dictionary of available types in OSM.