[Talk-GB] Is slightly hacky data better than no data?

Robert Hart bathterror at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 09:47:42 BST 2007

On 24/04/07, Jonathan Bennett <openstreetmap at jonno.cix.co.uk> wrote:
> In Guildford, there's a small gap in one of the railway lines running
> through the town:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/index.html?lat=51.234683&lon=-0.577344&zoom=14
> If I use the NPE maps to trace the route, the GPX I get is 20 or so
> metres out compared with the existing OSM data, even with calibration,
> but the shape of the way is spot on. Is using JOSM to shift the way into
> the "right" place better than leaving the gap? Getting a GPS trace is
> going to be difficult, since that section of the line is in a cutting.

Yes go for it. Consider putting a source=npe and add a note tag as well if
you have real concerns over the quality of the data.


Robert Hart
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