[Talk-GB] OS Locator - using in JOSM

Paul Williams pjwderby at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 25 14:35:37 BST 2010

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On 25 April 2010 13:29, Paul Williams <pjwderby at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I've now used the OS Locator data to create a table (see
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/Derby/Abbey Ward) to detail the progress
> in mapping the roads in an area and use it to help identify the roads
> which are not mapped.
> I don't know whether this has been done anywhere else, but others
> might find such a table to be useful in their local area. It can be
> used to help keep track of not just which streets are mapped and which
> are not, but also whether amenities and shops etc and addresses have
> been mapped on any particular street, and recording when they were
> last mapped or checked to see how up-to-date the OSM data is. Creating
> the table of street names is fairly quick if you do it by importing
> the OS Locator data, though checking which streets have been mapped is
> more time consuming.
> To do this I followed the instructions on the wiki page
> (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Ordnance_Survey_Opendata#OS_Locator)
> to create a spreadsheet of the local OS Locator data. I edited the
> spreadsheet to remove unwanted columns and add columns for information
> I wanted to add. The spreadsheet was then sorted by ward area followed
> by street name (I decided to split the data by ward, as otherwise the
> table would be huge!). To put this into the wiki I used the Copy &
> Paste Excel-to-Wiki Converter website (http://excel2wiki.net), which
> also works with OpenOffice.org Calc, to create a table and simply
> pasted the wiki code into the OSM wiki on a subpage of my city. I'm
> thinking of creating these pages for each ward in Derby, (after
> waiting to see if there are any comments on the first page I created).
> Cheers
> Paul
> (Paul The Archivist)
> On 22 April 2010 09:57, Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com> wrote:
>> Robert Scott <lists at ...> writes:
>>>>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.
>>>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.
>> Yes, and also a list of missing streets in OSM.  (Once an area is 95% mapped,
>> finding the last few missing streets is hard.)
>> --
>> Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>
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