[Talk-GB] OS StreetView accuracy: caution!

Phil Monger philm94 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 15:03:19 BST 2010

I'd echo that sentiment, and say this:

Streetview is a product designed to show *streets. *Anything else is just
detail to show these in context.
It would be a huge mistake for anyone to trace topo details from StreetView
into OSM, for these reasons and more!

I do think though, that it is an excellent source of street and road
information in areas that have not yet been traced ... as long as users
don't get over zealous with it.

On 8 April 2010 09:14, Brian Prangle <bprangle at googlemail.com> wrote:

> I've just completed a 25 mile stretch of the Centenary Way in Warwickshire
> and I'm editing now with the aid of OSSV. Generally it's accurate but I've
> found a track on the wrong side of river and the course of a stream crossing
> my GPX tracks from the footpath where the footpath clearly stays on one side
> of the stream. And often there are gaps in waterways where there are none on
> the ground. I'm sure I'll find more as I continue editing.  Also I've had a
> look at major building outlines in Birmingham - some of which have been
> demolished. So be careful with the data - it still needs a survey!
> Regards
> Brian
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