City of Portsmouth Buildings/Address Import

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  This project aims to import Portsmouth, Virginia buildings from a city-sourced GIS file.


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


July 2019


Data source site: Virginia Geographic Information Network 

Building Footprints and Address Points were processed from the above source.

ODbL Compliance verified: yes 

More information available on Github Repo

OSM Data Files

Sample File

Full File

Import Type

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

Data Preparation


Changeset Tags

I will set source= Virginia Geographic Information Network

Import Accounts



Since the OSM data is being hand-imported in manageable chunks, conflation with existing data will be handled manually in JOSM.