[Talk-GB] Ordnance Survey

Phil Monger philm94 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 1 00:06:39 BST 2010

The streetview announcement is FANTASTIC news for OSM in the UK - as the
database is pretty much exactly what is being built - roads / streets /
names , etc.

We can surely get this as a "backdrop" layer, like the Yahoo imagery?

A bulk import wouldn't be possible, as this is raster data. (Though the rest
of the datasets seem to have a vector element, borders ect)

Exciting times ... I'll finally have some backing for my small
Lincolnshire village without needing to go out and GPS trace the entire

(apologies to the person I may have double replied this to!)

On 31 March 2010 23:31, Gregory <nomoregrapes at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On 31 March 2010 15:16, Tristan Thomas <tristan.thomas at wikinewsie.org>wrote:
>> As a rare contributor, sorry if my questions seem a bit obvious.  What
>> does this actually mean?  ie. will OSM now have every single street in it
>> (once imported obviously) and so contributors won't be able to contribute by
>> adding roads (other than new ones)?
> I don't know exactly what is going to make it from OS to OSM yet, but... It
> is still good (very important in my opinion) for the map to be checked.
> For one reason, see
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Copyright_Easter_Eggs
> You can check roads while adding valuable other data, bicycle racks,
> recycling bins, restaurants, shops, and stuff that might not be on the OS
> maps (or not on what they have released).
> In some places it may even be tricky to do an automatic bulk import of OS
> data, because of duplicating extensive data already added to OSM.
> --
> Gregory
> osm at livingwithdragons.com
> http://www.livingwithdragons.com
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