[talk-au] BP service station import

Ian Sergeant inas66+osm at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 00:03:08 GMT 2012

Can we do some pre-work prior to considering any new import?

Check if the dataset is really up-to-date and sufficiently accurate?
Check how many existing service stations are nearby, and consider not
placing a new service station where there is a similar one there already?

Local mappers are going to have their work cut out for them, and won't want
any unnecessary burden of sorting out dups, etc, at the moment.


On 17 January 2012 04:10, Michael Collinson <mike at ayeltd.biz> wrote:

> On 16/01/2012 13:36, John Berkers wrote:
>> Michael,
>> There also appears to be some information related to the location of Coles
>> Express (Shell) service stations on their web site at:
>> http://www.colesexpress.com.**au/store-locator/gps-poi.aspx<http://www.colesexpress.com.au/store-locator/gps-poi.aspx>
>> There are data sets specifically formatted for use by Garmin, Navman and
>> Tom Tom devices, however, there is a general statement that the data can
>> be converted to support other formats.
>> Is it worth investigating the possibility of confirming that Coles Express
>> fits within their own terms of acceptable use, and investigate importing
>> their data also?
> Thanks John. Yes good idea, so I have just sent them a request and will
> report back if I get a result.
> I've also found the corresponding CalTex .csv file, (bottom of
> http://www.caltex.com.au/**HelpCentre/SiteLocator/Pages/**
> FindAServiceStation.aspx<http://www.caltex.com.au/HelpCentre/SiteLocator/Pages/FindAServiceStation.aspx>) and am contacting them now. Like the BP, it is probably in OSM already
> but must be removed.
> Mike
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