[Talk-GB] Ordnance Survey Gazetteer

Matt Williams lists at milliams.com
Thu Apr 1 23:24:03 BST 2010


On 1 April 2010 22:40, Graham Jones <grahamjones139 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I have been playing with the Ordnance Survey 50k gazetteer to see if it
> looks useful (very simple search tool
> at http://maps2.webhop.net/openos/gaz/www/doSearch.php).
> As a 'point of interest' database it does not have anywhere near as much in
> it as OSM does, which is quite nice really, so it is less useful from that
> point of view, so I probably won't bother extending the search tool to
> display them on a map as I had intended.
> It does have quite a lot of named hills, and farms which might not be in OSM
> though, which could be useful for countryside mapping -  would it be useful
> if I were to do a query to look for things that are in that database, but
> not the OSM one?

Could this potentially help with "is in" type searches for the times
where our naive algorithms aren't good enough? Could at least help
supplement Nominatim?

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Matt Williams
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