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[mkgmap-dev] Generating location bounds info from shape file?

From Marko Mäkelä marko.makela at iki.fi on Thu Jan 12 20:09:09 GMT 2012

On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 06:55:35PM +0100, Gerd Petermann wrote:
>I am not sure about your goal. do you mean that you want to evaluate 
>the data in the shape file by creating an *.img with it?

I would like to import the equivalent of boundary=administrative 
relations from shape file(s) to mkgmap, for generating the address 
search index with accurate city or region boundaries. The 
boundary=administrative data for Finland in OSM is incomplete, and it 
would be quite a bit of work to import the recently freed official data 
to OSM.

I do not care that much if the boundaries are shown on the map.  What I 
mostly care about is that streets will be associated with the correct 
region, city or suburb.

In the long term, I think that the boundary data does belong to OSM. So, 
if importing the boundaries in a different format is too complicated, I 
guess we will have to bite the bullet and import them to OSM.


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