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[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
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