Jonah Adkins

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York County OSM Imports

25 Aug 2015 » osm

York County, Virginia GIS department has provided building footprints, address points, and points of interest for importing into OpenStreetMap after a request via email. The data was graciously provided as is, license free, and at no cost by the GIS department with the note:
“..York County’s FOIA policy still allows our department to charge for GIS data, however we have decided to provide some GIS data to not for profit organizations..”

Import Stats

York County Building data was imported by Census Block Group chunks during the week of September 7th, following OSM import guidelines and community feedback.

Imports were done through the dedicated user account jonahadkins_yorkcounty_import

  • 25,348 building footprints imported
    • 19,246 houses
    • 1,131 commercial/retail structures
  • 17,486 addresses attached to buildings (68% of all structures imported have addresses!)
  • 817 Business Names (72& of all commercial/retail structures!)
  • 189 Amenities Tagged