[mkgmap-dev] Generating location bounds info from shape file?From Apollinaris Schoell aschoell at gmail.com on Fri Jan 13 00:11:37 GMT 2012
there is a couple programs already to convert shape files to osm format. a Java version is http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Shp-to-osm.jar all you need is a table of attributes in the shape file and a corresponding list of osm tags. On Jan 12, 2012, at 12:09 PM, 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. > > Marko > _______________________________________________ > mkgmap-dev mailing list > mkgmap-dev at lists.mkgmap.org.uk > http://www.mkgmap.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/mkgmap-dev
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