Change the Data Model
The ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap includes a generic data model that is most commonly used throughout the OSM community. However for more focused data captures in efforts like crisis mapping (see
), a more focused data model approach is suggested. See
for an example. Modifications to the OSM data model follow the use cases below.
If you want to map the ArcGIS Editor for OSM to reference a different endpoint and schema than the openstreetmap.org and OSM data model,
is for you.
If you want to add feature properties that are not by default present in the feature’s attributes,
is for you. For example, you are editing buildings in OSM, and you want to also add information about the buildings’ roofs, walls, and floor levels. So you Start Editing, right click on a building feature, Select “Attributes” only to
find that the attribute editor does not have the subtype for your building features as an option. This customization gets those desired attributes into your ArcMap editing environment.
Once you've created customized versions of the configuration files, see
Change OSM Editing Options
to update your ArcMap environment to reference the customized files.