[Talk-GB] Separation of sources

Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) ajrlists at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 6 09:07:49 BST 2010


Martin - CycleStreets wrote:
>Sent: 06 April 2010 1:36 AM
>To: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] Separation of sources
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>If I may offer the view of a user of OSM data rather than a creator.
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>Patchy areas of OSM cause real difficulties for CycleStreets, not only in
>reputational terms but in terms of debugging. Places where the basic road
>pattern is absent undermine our ability to demonstrate that a UK-wide
>system using open data works everywhere - nor can we even promote the
>system effectively because of this. We get plenty of bug reports that
>clearly arise simply as a result of missing basic road data, never mind the
>subtleties of additional cycle infrastructure (which in other areas of OSM,
>are stunningly good).

Are you feeding this information back to OSM contributors? If we knew where
bugs were being created then some of the community might be happy about
tackling the worst spots to improve the data.

Cheers

Andy






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