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

From aighes osm at aighes.de on Thu Jan 12 20:26:37 GMT 2012

Hi, this would be the best solution for all. If you are not able to 
write a converter ask others. There is so much knowledge in the 
community, that this shouldn't be a huge problem.


Am 12.01.2012 21:13, schrieb GerdP:
> Hi Marko,
> I also don't know the format of the shape files, but it sounds to me as if
> one should code a converter program, so that the data can be put into OSM
> without much manual work.
> Gerd
> Marko Mäkelä wrote
>> 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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