[OSM-newbies] More addresses / POI stuff
jack.ixion at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 5 12:27:34 BST 2009
Now I have a another question, if I was to get a copy of the
Electorial Roll, could I use that to get a list of House Names, Street
Names, and Postcodes and then use that to create a tick list of
houses. If we have a list of stuff that we know should exist then we
could use it to make sure the map has all the data for the area. I
have looked at the feed the postcode site and though it provided
postcodes it does not help us work out what areas still need postcode
data adding to them etc. It would be nice to have a list of postcodes
that we have and a list we should have then do some math and we have a
list of the ones we need to find.
This I think could also expand to other POI stuff. For example it
would only take a short wile to get all the addresses of Burger Kings
in the UK. If the BK is already mapped then we could add the address
to the POI so giving us another known postcode location. If it is not
mapped we could add a link to the town that we need to locate the BK.
It does not need to be just BK but it could be National Trust Sites,
English Heritage Sites. Someone in the head offices of these
firms/organisations is going to have a list of sites with full address
and they are likely to be happy for us to have the data because if
their Hotels are all on the the map of choice then they will benefit
exp. as its free.
If I was to get some of this data would there be a copyright issues?
Is it worth me making a wiki page with some of the info? So people
could check of places that have been found and done.
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