Dare County Building Import

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  This project aims to import Dare County, North Carolina buildings from a city-sourced GIS file.


Import Dare County building footprints dataset to help North Carolina mappers create a more effective map. Get highly accurate, city-wide address data.



Import Data 


Data source site: Dare County GIS office provided the building footprints and address shapefiles via request. Greg Ball (gregb@darenc.com), Dare County GIS Coordinator happily provided the info for the specific purpose of importing into OSM. 

Building Footprints were developed from local 2016 imagery by Dare County GIS Staff. 

ODbL Compliance verified: yes 

OSM Data Files

Initial Pass at OSM files 

Import Type

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

Data Preparation

See GitHub Repo for additional details on this import

Changeset Tags

I will set source= Dare County 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 Dare County data as correctly as possible.