[OSM-talk] Contact And Remap Campaign
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Fri Feb 10 14:25:51 GMT 2012
On 10 February 2012 14:13, John Sturdy <jcg.sturdy at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've started to remap an area that I don't know from first-hand
> experience, as it's got a particularly high concentration of data that
> was mapped by a decliner. I'm remapping it from Bing (deleting old
> data and re-tracing it) which means that I lose the road names. I
> don't think this is particularly satisfactory, I'm just doing it so
> there won't be a gap from the switchover date.
> I've realized from doing this (and from guessing I won't be the only
> remapper working this way) that it might be worth re-instating the
> "noname" option to the slippy map, for a period around the changeover
> date (perhaps from around now, until remapping has largely been done).
> Any thoughts on this?
It is indeed a problem. However, you should be able to use OS OpenData
StreetView  to get the names. Otherwise, in some cases you can use
the name from the original way (probably assuming the way wasn't
originally created or named by a decliner).
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