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Tips for getting shp data ready for OSM

Obtain gdal and PROJ.4

To convert a non WGS84 shp to WGS84, at a terminal:
ogr2ogr -t_srs EPSG:4326 -f "ESRI Shapefile" [DEST_FILE] [SRC_FILE]

Completed work

I've uploaded the entire hydronet of the Olympic Peninsula, many rivers will need to have their ways reversed and duplicate nodes deleted[waterway=stream][bbox=48.42,-122.7686,47.0305,-124.777]
Olympic National Park Boundary, Sourced from the US National Forest Service
Olympic National Park trails uuid
Olympic National Forest boundaries

Work in Progress

I'm focusing my efforts on Clallam and Jefferson counties in Washington. I'm currently importing trail information for the national park and forest and developing a toolchain to go from e00->shp->osm seamlessly and with minimal script hackage.

Here's a link to my page at

OSM on Sportrak Pro



While I am releasing all of my openstreetmap edits and additions as public domain other works of mine may be licensed differently, always check the license.

Public domain
All my contributions to OpenStreetMap are released into the public domain. This applies worldwide.
In case this is not legally possible, I grant anyone the right to use my contributions for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.