Binders Full Of TIGER Deserts

The U.S. has binders full of TIGER deserts. Let me explain. Back in 2007, we imported TIGER/Line data from the U.S. Census into OpenStreetMap. TIGER/Line was and is pretty crappy geodata, never meant to make pretty maps with, let alone do frivolous things like routing. But we did it anyway, because it gave us more … Continue reading Binders Full Of TIGER Deserts

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The State Of The OpenStreetMap Road Network In The US

Looks can be deceiving - we all know that. Did you know it also applies to maps? To OpenStreetMap? Let me give you an example. Head over to osm.org and zoom in to an area outside the major metros in the United States. What you're likely to see is an OK looking map. It may … Continue reading The State Of The OpenStreetMap Road Network In The US