[Talk-ca] [Talk-GB] oslVosm, OpenData Locator 2010 data and not:name

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Sun Oct 3 22:28:49 BST 2010

Hi Tim & Talk-ca list,

>From what i can understand of his description, it appears that this
technique might be possable to use/adapt for the complex next version
of the canvec data, as it appears that this is a validator tool.

I figured i'd just share it, as it might be handy :)


On 10/3/10, Tim Francois <sk1ppy14 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> All,
>    1. If there are any heroes left using
> oslVosm<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OslVosm> [1]
>    to compare OSM data with OS Locator data, I've just updated the script a
>    little so that it now honours the not:name tags. Any highways which
> include
>    a not:name tag are automatically assumed to be 100% correct in OSM,
> whatever
>    OSL says, and are ignored in any further comparisons. This assumption may
>    have to be reviewed at a later date...
>    2. Anyone else using/noticed that the Locator data has been stealthily
>    'updated'? I remember Robert writing something about it a while back, but
>    can't remember the conversation. In Bristol, a load of roads seem to have
>    disappeared, whilst some more have been added. All in all, there were
> about
>    10 more roads than in the '2009' release. Anyone else notice differences?
>    3. not:name. Are many people using it? Is it working? And are these being
>    sent back to OS? The reason I added it to oslVosm is that it seems to be
>    being used here in Bristol, so it is useful for 'accurate' numbers.
> For those that may not be aware, oslVosm is a script which compares OSM data
> against OS Locator data, and can output a gpx, kml or wiki file of any
> discrepancies. It also tries to do some spell checking if it finds similar
> names. It is primarily aimed at people with a programming tilt, as it only
> works from the command line (and probably only in Linux). For those who want
> an easy to use interface, use Robert's excellent Musical Chairs [2] web
> interface or ITOs slippy map layer in Potlatch or JOSM [3].
> Cheers
> Tim
> [1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OslVosm
> [2] http://ris.dev.openstreetmap.org/oslmusicalchairs/map and
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Using_OS_Locator_files#Browseable_OS_Locator_to_OSM_comparison_with_fuzzy_matching
> [3]
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Using_OS_Locator_files#OSM_and_OSL_Differences_as_Background_Tiles

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