Baton Rouge, LA Addresses Import

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Overview

Using the data from Open Data BR and EBRGIS, I plan to import Baton Rouge street addresses and building footprints into OSM.

Data

Types of Data

  • FULL ADDRESS (Map Points)
    • City
    • State
    • Zip
    • Street Name
    • Street Number
  • BUILDING FOOTPRINTS

Data is obtained from https://data.brla.gov/Housing-and-Development/Property-Information/re5c-hrw9 and https://data-ebrgis.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/building-footprint

(Now testing data from https://data-ebrgis.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/street-address as well)

License

This data is available for the public domain:

https://data.brla.gov/about

The term “data” can take on a variety of different meanings or interpretations, some of which are highly technical. However, despite these complexities, the concept of open data is quite simple – to “open up” access to public information of all types, thereby letting the public consume and interact with data in a variety of ways. This data may be used to facilitate decision making; encourage innovation through the development of tools or applications to further support public data consumption; hold government departments and agencies accountable and promote transparency; and much more.


https://data-ebrgis.opendata.arcgis.com/

Open data is the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyrights, patents, or other mechanisms of control. The East Baton Rouge Geographic Information System (EBRGIS) Open Data site provides access to all of our published GIS data making it freely available to the public. This site is intended to augment Open Data BR and the EBRGIS Map Portal. Please visit Open Data BR at http://data.brla.gov to view other publicly available datasets.

Status

  • Initial planning and testing phase
  • Communicating with the talk-us and import mailing lists
  • Downloaded Street Address CSV from data.brla.gov, converted to SHP via MyGeodata Cloud, opened with OpenData plugin
  • Downloaded Building Footprints SHP from EBRGIS, opened with OpenData plugin
  • Processed, Conflated, and Uploaded tiny, accurate address sample into OSM (very small street near me) (Changeset #61445330)
  • Processed, Conflated, and Uploaded tiny, accurate footprint sample into OSM (very small street near me) (Changeset #61446824)

The Plan

  1. Communicate with talk-us and import mailing lists to discuss the import (INITIATED)
  2. Prepare test address file to be imported (COMPLETE)
    • Update tags to match OSM standards
    • Simplify data (remove unnecessary tags)
  3. Prepare test footprint file to be imported (COMPLETE)
    • Update tags to match OSM standards
    • Simplify data (remove unnecessary tags)
  4. Do a test address import with a small file (Small locality) within JOSM Editor (COMPLETE)
    • Ensure successful import of file data
    • Use Conflate Plugin from the JOSM Editor to fix duplicate points
  5. Do a test footprint import with a small file (Small locality) within JOSM Editor (COMPLETE)
    • Ensure successful import of file data
    • Use Conflate Plugin from the JOSM Editor to fix duplicate points
  6. Use Conflate Plugin to merge entire address dataset with entire building footprint dataset
  7. Proceed with progressively larger files over a period of time
    • Select larger sample area, containing mix of residential and commercial properties
    • Test import on sample areas
  8. If all tests pass, complete import of entire dataset area (Baton Rouge and surrounding municipalities)
    • Test and review numerous sample areas in JOSM Editor to ensure no duplication, redundancy, or other unforeseen issues are being introduced
    • Upload to OSM

Tagging

Addresses

  • addr:city
  • addr:state
  • addr:postcode
  • addr:street
  • addr:housenumber

Footprints

None (coordinates only)

Conflation

Using JOSM's Conflate plugin:

  • Merge addresses and building footprints.
  • Update/clean-up potentially existing data.


Mailing List Discussion

Started discussion in imports, imports-us, and talk-us, Awaiting archive URLs

Editor

editor: System-users-3.svgAdamDenoon (Adam Denoon on osm)