#291 - #Map4America Cherokee, NC: Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Cherokee, NC is an eastern gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and home to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, who have their headquarters there. The town lies within the boundaries of the original Qualla Boundary, which abuts the National Park. The Blue Ridge Parkway terminates just north of Cherokee.

Cherokee (ᏣᎳᎩ in Cherokee language) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Swain and Jackson counties in western North Carolina, United States, within the Qualla Boundary land trust. It is located in the Oconaluftee River Valley around the intersection of U.S. Route 19 and U.S. Route 441. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 2,138.

Cherokee is the headquarters for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation.To continue the heritage of the Cherokee in the town, several signs for streets and buildings are written in both Cherokee syllabary and English.

Cherokee was previously known as "Yellow Hill", which is still used in Cherokee

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee,_North_Carolina


Entities to Map
Roads: add missing roads, align existing roads with imagery. Buildings: add significant commercial and institutional buildings. Other features encouraged, if clearly identifiable and accurately tagged. ;-)
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INSTRUCTIONS: Please trace all the buildings and roads that you can see on the imagery. Tag each building as simply "building" - as we cannot always be sure of the building use from aerial imagery.

Tag the roads according to perceived type and usage. Please consult the OSM tagging dictionary for roads: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_Features#Highway

When saving your work, please leave the default comment and add what you actually mapped. For example "added buildings and a residential road".

ADVANCED TIPS: * Toggle between Bing imagery and Mapbox imagery to help identify features. One set of imagery may offer sharper image, easier recognition of objects on the ground.

  • Add TIGER streets to your background imagery for reference and comparison with OpenStreetMap data: - In iD, open the Background preferences, and tick the box for 'New & Misaligned TIGER Roads' - In JOSM, open the Imagery menu, and select TIGER 2012 Roads Overlay

  • Re-align OpenStreetMap data to the imagery. If the TIGER is acceptably correct, use it for naming. - Tag roads according to usage. In most cases, this will be 'unclassified' or 'unknown'. Refer to the wiki section on tagging road features.

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