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#1 2019-12-03 16:20:48

freyfogle
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Norwegian administrative boundary changes on 1 Jan 2020

Hallo,

apologies that I don't speak Norwegian. I hope it is ok if I post in English. Feel free to answer in Norwegian if easier and I will figure it out.

I have heard (from a Norwegian customer for whom I do some processing of OSM data) that some administrative boundaries in Norway will change on 1 Jan 2020. As an example Troms and Finnmark will merge to become "Troms og Finnmark".

In total the list I have is about 50 such mergers, 12 counties that will merge into 6, and about many municipalities.

My questions:

- is this correct? Can anyone point me to an official website with an overview of the changes and the exact schedule?

- does any one have a comprehensive list of the changes that will happen? Not just of the new names, but the new refs? will "Troms og Finnmark" be NO-19, NO-20, or something new?

- is there any plan or schedule by the Norwegian OSM community to make these changes in OSM? If not I am happy to help, but of course from the context of only limited local knowledge.

thanks for your attention and your help

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#2 2019-12-03 16:28:40

ENTUR Johan Wiklund
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Re: Norwegian administrative boundary changes on 1 Jan 2020

Yes, new refs as well.

Here is a comprehensive list from the government: https://www.regjeringen.no/no/aktuelt/n … id2576659/

We will be able to handle it.


Data manager and OpenStreetMap contact for Entur AS

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#3 2019-12-03 16:44:45

NKA
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Re: Norwegian administrative boundary changes on 1 Jan 2020

I plan to implement all the necessary changes to boundaries after Christmas. Most of the new boundary lines and relations, as well as municipality refs have already been created in OSM, but have not been activated with correct tagging yet.

Here is a wiki for the project: Norway/Administrative grenser. Contains several links to resources.

The new highways ref's are for the most part completed, except for the counties of Nordland and Sogn og Fjordane, which will need to be completed before Christmas.

Many import scripts which depends on administrative boundaries in OSM will need updating and testing, for example the monthly address import/update. This will be handled in January 2020.

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#4 2019-12-03 16:50:02

freyfogle
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Re: Norwegian administrative boundary changes on 1 Jan 2020

Thanks for the fast and helpful answer. This is exactly what I need.

Is there a plan or working group of who will make the changes in OSM and when? Will there be an import?
I am just trying to define a schedule of when to deal with this.
I am happy to help

thanks again

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#5 2019-12-04 11:21:21

ENTUR Johan Wiklund
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Re: Norwegian administrative boundary changes on 1 Jan 2020

I think the best way forward is to allow NKA to perform this task according to his plan. I believe the Norwegian community has full confidence in his ability to accomplish the task.


Data manager and OpenStreetMap contact for Entur AS

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#6 2019-12-04 19:40:32

NKA
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Re: Norwegian administrative boundary changes on 1 Jan 2020

The changes will be made over the last week of the 2019. During that week the Norwegian county and municipality boundaries in OSM may be inconsistent. The plan is to have it all completed by 1 January 2020.

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