Doing “Bulk Imports” to OpenStreetMap

Uploading existing datasets of any significant size (“bulk imports”) to OpenStreetMap involves serious consideration, above that of ordinary updates and edits.I have done bulk imports to OSM before for UD/Newark Data.  I used shp2osm (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Shp2osm) to convert from shapefile to osm format and then used JOSM (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/JOSM) to compare to osm data, edit where needed, and upload the data/changes.Here…

ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap

I recently had a chance to test out ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap (1.1 Beta3), an open source toolbox for interacting with OpenStreetMap (OSM). OSM, a popular open-source data repository, gained extra traction in the US after the Haitian Earthquake. This growth came from NGOs, and from some ArcGIS shops with open source leanings, who advocated…

UD Map

Developed UD Map, a total rebuild of the previous ArcIMS/Tomcat-based online campus mapping system.  UD Map, a sophisticated integrated system leveraging: crowd-sourced and locally developed map layers; GUI data editing capabilities; operationalized publication of crowdsourced data; and API and web service functionality, providing exposure to other campus web applications.  UD Map utilized a fully open source stack including:…

Mapnik … success!

Here’s how I imported, rendered, and served OSM data through mapnik, locally: 1. Do all downloads/installs … python (2.5 worked for me), postgres/postgis (8.3 worked), osm2pgsql, mapnik, rendering/mapnik utilities for OSM2. Follow info below on osm2pgsql3. Make sure mapnik bindings are registered with Python, run the demo under demopython to make sure mapnik works, here…

OSM2PGSQL

After getting mapnik installed and running I realized: 1. generate_tiles/generate_xml (and the rest of the render utilities) are really necessaryfor rendering OSM through mapnik. Therefore, you must download both mapnik through the mapnik site but also the mapnik OSM rendering tools which you can get through SVN at http://svn.openstreetmap.org/applications/rendering/mapnik/2. you must download world coastlines to…