[Talk-GB] OS Locator - using in JOSM

Paul Williams pjwderby at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 25 14:37:09 BST 2010


No that doesn't work! It's
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Derby/Abbey_Ward

On 25 April 2010 14:35, Paul Williams <pjwderby at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Oops, that weblink should be
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/Derby/Abbey_Ward
>
> 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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