Thursday, September 23, 2010

Using #FME to mash open data into #OSM addresses

While this video is not strictly related to Smallworld, it does describe mashing open data from various sources into something usable in a destination database. The "Big World" forum at the #swuc recently covered the area of open data and I thought this might be of interest to some of you out there.

In this case, the demo takes open parcel and address information from the Boulder City and Boulder County (Colorado, USA), processes it with FME and writes data into a format that can be uploaded into OpenStreetMap for the world to see.

1 comment:

FME Evangelist said...

This is a great demo - and very well timed. I am just creating an FME Evangelist blog post on writing OSM with FME and will be sure to link to this video.

What I'm waiting on is getting OSM added to the Easy-Translator demo. When that's done I think it will be a great way to get small chunks of data into OSM XML.