[Talk-GB] OS Locator - using in JOSM

Tim François sk1ppy14 at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Apr 26 09:05:24 BST 2010

...and to the list....

--- On Mon, 26/4/10, Tim François <sk1ppy14 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

From: Tim François <sk1ppy14 at yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: RE: [Talk-GB] OS Locator - using in JOSM
To: "Ed Loach" <ed at loach.me.uk>
Date: Monday, 26 April, 2010, 9:04

Whoops, yeah, I will document it on that page: currently the script is horribly inefficient, and I was gonna clean it up today and post the code on the wiki tonight. It's not too long.
Oh, and it's in php. Apologies to the haters.

--- On Mon, 26/4/10, Ed Loach <ed at loach.me.uk> wrote:

From: Ed Loach <ed at loach.me.uk>
Subject: RE: [Talk-GB] OS Locator - using in JOSM
To: "'Tim François'" <sk1ppy14 at yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Monday, 26 April, 2010, 8:30

Hi Tim
The wiki page all seems to be clear until the bit where you “use custom script to compare data”. Are you going to document the script? Or is it mentioned elsewhere and I’m missing it? I’m sort of tempted to try doing the same around me in Essex. 

From: talk-gb-bounces at openstreetmap.org [mailto:talk-gb-bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Tim François
Sent: 25 April 2010 20:51
To: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] OS Locator - using in JOSM


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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