[Talk-GB] OS Locator - using in JOSM

Robert Scott lists at humanleg.org.uk
Wed Apr 21 21:19:21 BST 2010

On Wednesday 21 April 2010, David Dixon wrote:
> I've been playing with the OS OpenData Locator dataset, which contains 
> the XY coordinates for the ends & midpoint of many of the UK's roads. 
> This gazetteer appears to complement the StreetView data - some (short) 
> streets whose names are absent from StreetView are included in OS 
> Locator. Conversely, some streets named in StreetView are absent from OS 
> Locator.
> I've come up with a relatively painless way of getting the midpoint data 
> into an overlay in JOSM - see the wiki for details:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Ordnance_Survey_Opendata#OS_Locator
> If anyone can't get this working, I might be persuaded to format a 
> county or two - do get in touch.  I can't guarantee a quick turnaround 
> though!

We could probably quite easily generate a comparison between OSM and OS streetnames, matching similarly named streets within the same vicinity in both datasets. This could pick up quite a few useful things like disagreements between spelling.


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