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Project to improve data about libraries in OpenStreetMap

Libraries are tagged with Tag:amenity=library. With tagwatch you can see how many libraries there are and how they are tagged - but this data is not always up-to-date. For instance at 15-Jul-2008 there were 500 libraries in Germany, at 07-Aug-2008 there are 538 libraries. You can extract only the libraries and further process the resulting OSM-file. User:Kolossos has created some scripts to process OSM, see Query-to-map. extract the nodes and the ways. A demo KML-file with German libraries is at Next step is to clean and improve the data and to connect with Wikipedia, Sigelverzeichnis, LibraryThing etc. -- Nichtich 13:19, 7 August 2008 (UTC)