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AAA Carolinas


This project intends to add AAA Carolinas retail locations to OSM. AAA Carolinas is a client of Placeable and this is Placeable's initial test run, with the hope additional client data will be added to OSM.

Import Plan Outline


The goal is to add and maintain AAA Carolinas retail locations in North and South Carolina in the United States.


Generally, the data is expected to be updated monthly, usually in the first week of the month.

Import Data


Provide links to your sources.

Data source site:
Data license: https://website.tld/license
Type of license (if applicable): e.g. CC-BY-SA, Public Domain, Public Domain with Attribution, etc.
Link to permission (if required): e.g. link to mail list reference url -
OSM attribution (if required):
ODbL Compliance verified: yes/no

OSM Data Files

The client is the primary data source. That data is the source for both data distributed to third parties as well as the website on their domain.

Link to your source data files that you have prepared for the import - e.g. the .osm files you have derived from the data sources.

Import Type

The import is a recurring monthly or bi-monthly import with location removal and updates. Initially, the process will use a generated .osm file loaded through JOSM and inspected manually.

Ideally the process would be incorporated into the Placeable data location tool and import using the API. The tool already detects conflation in other instances online (Bing, Google, etc.) that are usually merged manually. There is also a manual process of to remove or tag closed locations.

Data Preparation

Data Reduction & Simplification

The data will only contains nodes for the business locations.

Tagging Plans

The nodes will likely include one or more of the following tags: name, addr:housenumber, addr:street, addr:suite, addr:city, addr:state, addr:country, addr:postcode, phone, fax, opening_hours, website, brand, facebook, google_plus, twitter. AAA Carolinas may have three different location types in one location including office= insurance, shop=car_repair and shop=travel_agency.

Changeset Tags

Nodes will be tagged with created_by=placeable and bot=yes . (Question - when generating a new dataset how is a changeset number created?)

Data Transformation

Describe the transformations you'll need to conduct, the tools you're using, and any specific configurations or code that will be used in the transformation.

Data Transformation Results

Post a link to your OSM XML files.

Data Merge Workflow

Team Approach

Edits will be done by a team under the username placeable.


List all factors that will be evaluated in the import.


Detail the steps you'll take during the actual import.

Information to include:

Step-by-Step Instructions 1- Retrieve current locations 2- Associate current location node id to current data. Detect changes 3-

  • Step by step instructions
  • Changeset size policy
  • Revert plans


Identify your approach to conflation here.


Add your QA plan here.