Last Saturday we officially kicked off the NYC building and address import with a community session hosted by OSM-NYC and Public Labs at the Pfizer building in Brooklyn. The goal was to get the local NYC OSM community involved in this large data undertaking and at the same time harden our import process.
Over 20 people attended, and we knocked out 158 of the over 5000+ sub-tasks total. Both turn out and tasks accomplished were great and exceeded what I expected for a casual Saturday afternoon event.
We’ve also discovered an address formatting issue and a geometry conversion issue that put the import on hold until they are addressed.
Working through this import we’re learning very interesting lessons:
Here are a couple of pictures and screenshots from the Saturday event. If you’d like to get involved drop me a line. Again, the import is on hold until a couple of issues are sorted out, but you’re welcome to join.
Comment from Stalfur on 15 October 2013 at 10:53
Interesting. Are we able to create own projects on Task Manager yet? I am not useful for NYC but have two sparsely populated countries in mind.
Comment from lxbarth on 15 October 2013 at 14:27
Hey there - you can easily install your own tasking manager from here https://github.com/hotosm/osm-tasking-manager
Comment from ColinReilly on 15 October 2013 at 14:29
What inconsistent address formatting issues were uncovered in the data? Send me the details so they can be addressed (no pun intended).
Comment from chrismcnally on 13 November 2013 at 17:37
Alex, can we get back to work on this? are the issues resolved? Thanks