Hello, I have drawn a lot of buildings for the city of Sitka, Alaska (57.05, -135.33) and I regularly edit the Sitka area on OpenStreetMap. I would like to import the buildings I’ve drawn into OpenStreetMap. I drew them with imagery from the City that was paid for with public funds. It is far superior to the imagery provided from Bing. For instance, in the Bing imagery, some parts of Sitka aren’t even visible due to cloud coverage (57.0490/-135.2300).
There are 3,755 features in the shapefile I’m hoping to import. I will maintain the transfer of tags from current buildings drawn in Sitka to the new, imported ones. There are approximately 400 buildings currently drawn in the Sitka area of the OpenStreetMap.
It’s approaching the 2 year mark since this post and to be honest, the work deterred me from following through. Recently, a local mapper new to the OSM community encouraged me to do this import.
So here is the wiki page and I’ve emailed the 3 mailing lists. If anyone has any tips I’d be very happy because I don’t know how to do this.
I was reading up on one municipality that put their buildings and addresses into a PostGIS database and then merged the points with the buildings? Or something like that. Sounds tough, but I’m willing to put in the work to figure this out.