[Talk-GB] OS Locator - using in JOSM

Tim François sk1ppy14 at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Apr 25 20:51:08 BST 2010


I've just had a go hacking the OSLocator data too for here in Bath. The results look promising: some streets are missing, some streets are spelt incorrectly, whilst others have a ref=* tag, but no name=* tag. What I've done doesn't automatically detect these subtleties of course: it just compares names in OS Locator with names of ways in OSM for the same area, and spits out the names which don't appear in OSM.

The results are at: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bath/OSLocator_Comparison

Hope this will prove useful.


--- On Fri, 23/4/10, Brian Quinion <openstreetmap at brian.quinion.co.uk> wrote:

From: Brian Quinion <openstreetmap at brian.quinion.co.uk>
Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] OS Locator - using in JOSM
To: lists at humanleg.org.uk
Cc: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
Date: Friday, 23 April, 2010, 19:18

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 9:19 PM, Robert Scott <lists at humanleg.org.uk> wrote:
> 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.

This has been on my todo list since the data came out.  I'm hoping to
get to it next weekend during the hack weekend but if anyone else gets
to it first I'll do something else!


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