[Talk-GB] Ordnance Survey

John Robert Peterson jrp.crs at gmail.com
Mon Apr 5 14:10:28 BST 2010


Put differently -- can anyone think of any specific reason why we
can't start tracing?

The only thing I can think of is to make sure that we are very careful
to include:

source=os_meridian2
source=os_streetview
source=os_etc

Or whatever the particular dataset you are using is, on each way (or
node if applicable) you are editing or creating.

I don't think the suggestion of hampering import work is a real point,
because any import will have to work around all of our other data
anyway -- right?

Just be prepared for the potential that any tracing work done with the
above tags wiped in an import later.

(Note, I am geniunly asking a question above, what does everyone think?...)

Thanks,
JR

On 5 April 2010 13:54, Tim François <sk1ppy14 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>
> Um, what he said. That's what I really meant with my previous rant....!
>
> --- On Mon, 5/4/10, Seventy 7 <seventy7 at operamail.com> wrote:
>
> From: Seventy 7 <seventy7 at operamail.com>
> Subject: [Talk-GB] Ordnance Survey
> To: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
> Date: Monday, 5 April, 2010, 13:32
>
> > ... but there's a feeling that if we just dive in straight away and start tracing/importing willy-nilly we'll just shoot ourselves in the foot.
>
> Yes, but Tim only mentioned tracing, not importing.
>
> The Wiki is clearly out of date. It says that "We are still assessing the open data releases" but "we" seem to have gone past the assessment stage and are able to produce sites like the one Tim first mentioned.
>
> Who is this "we" that's referred to here and on the Wiki that is doing this assessment?
>
> "We" (Tim, myself and I dare say a few others) also want to start doing some tracing. Personally I will have plenty to do over the next month making sure existing roads are in the right place and adding significant buildings and so on that this data, from my own assessment, seems perfectly good for.
>
> Assuming that bulk uploads aren't going to change what's there, and I trust the people doing them not to cock anything up, I'm not particularly interested in them and may make use of them if and when they happen.
>
> In the meantime, I, as part of the wider community, would like to know more details about what's actually happening at the moment and what the outcomes of these assessments are.
>
> Thanks,
> Steve
>
>
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Jonathan Bennett" <openstreetmap at jonno.cix.co.uk>
> > To: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
> > Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] Ordnance Survey
> > Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2010 12:58:29 +0100
> >
> >
> > On 05/04/2010 12:31, Tim Francois wrote:
> > > Does this mean we can (gasp!) start tracing in Potlatch and JOSM? If so,
> > > what's the final verdict on source=* tags?
> >
> > Hold your horses, please. See:
> >
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Ordnance_Survey_Opendata
> >
> > for a summary of what's happened so far, what could happen and what
> > shouldn't happen. Everything's up for discussion, but there's a feeling
> > that if we just dive in straight away and start tracing/importing
> > willy-nilly we'll just shoot ourselves in the foot.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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