[Talk-GB] Matching OS Locator with OSM data

Tim François sk1ppy14 at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Apr 28 18:20:06 BST 2010

I've noticed that sometimes there are discrepancies even between OS data. For example, there is a VAN DIEMENS LANE here in Bath. Here are three sources of names:

OS StreetView name: VAN DIEMENS LANE
OS Locator name: VAN DIEMEN'S LANE

So the OS Locator data adds an apostrophe, whereas StreetView leaves it off!

Slightly related:
1) I assume that to check these discrepancies we take the street name from the sign actually on the street as being the ultimate source?
2) What's the standard on St? As in saint? Should there be a period after, or not? Or is this answered by my first question?


--- On Wed, 28/4/10, Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com> wrote:

From: Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>
Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] Matching OS Locator with OSM data
To: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
Date: Wednesday, 28 April, 2010, 14:45

Tim François <sk1ppy14 at ...> writes:


This looks really useful - if there were a web interface showing results in
a given area then missing streets could be picked off as a janitorial,
rainy-day task.  This would help particularly in areas that are 95% mapped.

Anyway, I'm going to download the script and run it over my local area.
Thanks for your work!

Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>

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