City of Poquoson Buildings/Address Import

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This project aims to import City of Poquoson, Va buildings from a city-sourced GIS file.


Import Poquoson's building footprints dataset to help Virginia mappers create a more effective map. Get highly accurate, city-wide address data.



Import Data


Data source site: Poquoson Assessors office provided the building footprints and address shapeless for the explicit purpose to import into OSM
ODbL Compliance verified: yes

OSM Data Files

Initial pass at OSM files here.

Import Type

This import will be done in sections (block groups) with JOSM

Data Preparation

See GitHub Repo for additional details on this import -> Poquoson, VA Import Repo

Changeset Tags

I will set source=Poquoson Assessors


Since the OSM data is being hand-imported in manageable chunks, conflation with existing data will be handled manually in JOSM. I will prefer existing OSM data and tags over the imported data and will try to apply addressing tags from the Poquoson data as correctly as possible.