[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?

Matt Williams

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