Hey everyone. I have exactly zero knowledge of the technical aspects of OSM. I have read countless threads about this, but I still am completely lost. I just want to add the city boundaries for Lucas, TX, USA to OSM and have no idea how to do so. Here is a link showing the boundaries: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lucas,+TX/@33.0946916,-96.6142319,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x864c0fe20e32f455:0x9898d1ac42f017ec!8m2!3d33.0842854!4d-96.5766577

Is anyone able to do this as a favor, or point me in the right direction so I can do it myself? Is this a ton more technical that I'm guessing?

Thank you in advance.

asked 10 Jan, 19:23

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Is the boundary available in a GIS (e.g. shapefile, etc.) format with a license compatible with OSM? I don't know about Texas, but in California the state Supreme Court has ruled that all GIS data of this type created by the state, counties, municipalities, etc. are public domain. If the situation is the same in Texas then you could get the official boundary information from the city.

If you have such a data file, then there is an open data plug-in for the JOSM editor that would allow easy entry of the boundary into OSM.

But all this is predicated on getting the boundary from an authoritative source that has a license compatible with OSM. Turns out the Google is neither authoritative nor does it have a license that allows its use in OSM.

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