[Talk-GB] Strange OS choices

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Wed Apr 7 21:11:12 BST 2010


On 07/04/10 20:18, Seventy 7 wrote:

> What odd choices OS have made in releasing this data! I've not had a good look until now, so I've only just realised that they've had all these layers and decided which to release and which to remove.

StreetView is just an existing product - it's not something they've done 
specially for this data release.

> So they've removed paths but kept their names, removed parks but kept the water and wooded bits. I wonder what they were thinking and how they decided?

Yes, cartographically speaking it's a complete mess for exactly the sort 
of reasons you mention. I can't imagine anybody much was buying it to be 
honest.

Tom

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