WikiProject China/AND data

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The AND Data recently donated to the project, is mainly focussed on the Netherlands but included some road network coverage of China (just major roads) Kleptog prepared a preview of the data. He imported the India data (Feb 2008) but it was decided not to import the China data for a few reasons...

1) The data is obsolete. The data appeared to be largely Vmap0 data from the mid-90s, as of 1993 there were virtually no Expressways in China, now there are more than 60000 km of Expressways, 30000km of this in the past 5 years alone... Last year a total of 423000km of rural roads were built or upgraded... The end result is that due to the amazing pace of development going on in China this data from the mid-90s doesn't come close to representing the reality of the road network today...

2) There is no information on any of the roads in the network beyond type, which, combined with the age of the data makes it difficult to identify which current road, if any, the data may have once represented...

3) The low resolution and general poor accuracy of the data would need to be heavily improved, however, the above two problems make that virtually impossible...

There is administrative boundary information in the AND data which would be useful to be imported.

There is water information in the AND data that needs further review but could be useful to be imported.

Dtucny 05:57, 9 May 2008 (UTC)