[Loadstone] OpenStreetMap converter

Rob Melchers rob at loadstone-gps.com
Thu Aug 7 13:28:04 BST 2008


The tool produced doubles, intersections and streetnames. The double street 
points arre now removed. In some cases POI's (like post boxes, parkings) 
got removed, not anymore.

At 8/7/2008, you wrote:
>Dear Rob,
>
>I have just completed today's run. What bug was fixed? what am I testing?
>
>
>
>All the best,
>
>
>Cearbhall
>
>"Good design enables - Bad design disables"
>
>Tel: 01-2864623 Mob: 087 9922227 Em: cearbhall.omeadhra at colibri.ie
>
>
>
>
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>From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com 
>[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Rob Melchers
>Sent: 07 August 2008 10:30
>To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
>Subject: Re: [Loadstone] OpenStreetMap converter
>
>Hi Cearbhall,
>
>For the moment I'm only interested in the usability of the OSM data. If 
>it's decided that it's usable we can 'improve' the presentation of the 
>name field. There's a debugged version of the OpenStreetMap converter up 
>since this morning, so please reprocess yesterdays data if you want to 
>help testing.
>
>Rob
>
>At 8/6/2008, you wrote:
>>Rob,
>>
>>Jacob has raised a good point here. There is a solution that seems to make
>>sense, that is to add the elevation value from the source in GeoNames to the
>>POI name.
>>
>>I have a routine that adds an increment to the place name as a percentage of
>>the start of the street. This caused a logical problem for those who want to
>>make sense of the information.
>>
>>
>>
>>All the best,
>>
>>
>>Cearbhall
>>
>>"Good design enables - Bad design disables"
>>
>>Tel: 01-2864623 Mob: 087 9922227 Em: cearbhall.omeadhra at colibri.ie
>>
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
>>[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Jacob Kruger
>>Sent: 06 August 2008 18:02
>>To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
>>Subject: Re: [Loadstone] OpenStreetMap converter
>>
>>Ok.
>>
>>Well worked fine now and imported 511 entries into the database (also
>>created a new test one for this process), but only real issue (and not
>>related to LoadStone at all) is that most of the points seem to be different
>>points on the same streets so if I choose something like show area, it
>>mentions the same streets around 10 times, but at slightly differing
>>distances, and apart from those I have only found two more relevant entries
>>in the form of one kindergarten, and one restaurant (but with no name).
>>
>>Anyway, will carry on testing this set of POIs, but anyway...
>>
>>Stay well
>>
>>Jacob Kruger
>>Blind Biker
>>Skype: BlindZA
>>'...Fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'
>>
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Shane Wegner" <shane at loadstone-gps.com>
>>To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>>Sent: 06 August, 2008 6:32 PM
>>Subject: Re: [Loadstone] OpenStreetMap converter
>>
>>
>> > On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 06:05:57PM +0200, Jacob Kruger wrote:
>> >> If I look at some points I've previously exported that I added myself,
>> >> the
>> >> userid there seems to be showing up as 6567, which is only 4 characters.
>> >
>> > The userid can be from 1 to 5 digits.  Basically any number
>> > between 0 and 2^16-1 inclusive.
>> >
>> > Shane
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