I work for a utility company who maintains transmission lines. I have .txt files that contain accurate locations for these lines. Many of the lines are already in openstreetmap, but there are many gaps and some are missing altogether. Also, when new lines are built, updating the maps would be useful. The data I have is directly from draw files imported into Delorme Street Atlas. Any suggestions?

asked 07 May '13, 00:35

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You may have technical answers, along with general import advice (copyright, import method, ...) on the import mailing list:


Also, you probably want to have a look to :


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answered 09 May '13, 11:21

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Sounds like the data might be copyrighted. I believe it's forbidden to import copyrighted data into OSM. How ever, if you wanted to use it as a reference or for your own purposes that's different. Can you post an example of the syntax of the text file?

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answered 09 May '13, 09:24

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