City of Suffolk Buildings Import

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


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


Completed on Dec 1st & 2nd, 2015

Import Data


Data source site: Suffolk GIS Manager 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 -> Suffolk, VA Import Repo

Changeset Tags

I will set source=Suffolk GIS


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 Suffolk data as correctly as possible.