New Zealand/Missing Streets

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New Zealand Missing Streets
NZ missing streets.png
Author: Kylenz
License: MIT License
Platform: Web
Status: Active
Version: 1.0.0 (2022-04-14)
Language: English
Source code: Font Awesome 5 brands github.svg osm-nz/missing-streets
Programming language: TypeScript

Identifies street names that are missing in OpenStreetMap, using data from LINZ.

The 'Missing Streets' tool allows you quickly find and fix missing street names in New Zealand. This is based on the NZ Roads dataset from LINZ.

How to use it

Visit the tool, and find a street that you want to add or fix.

Adding new streets

There are some streets that the tool suggests which do not exist yet. Use highway=construction or highway=proposed for these roads.

There are also cases where the street no longer exists or never existed (e.g.  Paper roads). In most cases these roads should be ignored.

Updating names

In some cases the street is already mapped, but the name is incorrect.

You can either:

Code & Data

The code for the tool is available from Font Awesome 5 brands github.svg osm-nz/missing-streets. The data comes from LINZ's Roads dataset, which is updated weekly.

How it works

The tool extracts every highway=* feature in New Zealand from the OpenStreetMap Planet, and compares them with the dataset from LINZ. Names that are completely missing in OSM are shown in the tool. This process takes about 5 minutes.

Someone needs to manually run the script, and upload the result to the  CDN. The website fetches the latest data from that CDN.