[Talk-GB] Why I'm not currently using OS Opendat as a source WAS The last 2%

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Wed Aug 18 12:41:51 BST 2010

David Groom wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Shane Reynolds" <shane28r at gmail.com>
> To: <talk-gb at openstreetmap.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 2:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] The last 2%
>> Hi,
>> I am the developer who works on a number of products including OSM 
>> Analysis
>> for ITO.
>> I am slightly confused about making the OS Locator box a dashed box 
>> if the
>> not:name tag is present. When we do the processing if any street is 
>> found
>> with the not:name tag matching an OS Locator street then these should 
>> not be
>> flagged in the stats nor should they be drawn on the map. Are you saying
>> that this is not the case and they are still appearing? If this is 
>> true then
>> possibly there is a bug that I may want to address (we are usually a day
>> behind the updated planet file so possibly its something to do with 
>> that?)
>> With regard to getting the figures down (in slight fear of being 
>> flamed as I
>> am a very novice mapper) - with apostrophes, if the road sign has an
>> apostrophe then I would say the apostrophe should be in OSM and if it 
>> is not
>> then it is correct to flag it as a difference. However if the road 
>> sign does
>> not have an apostrophe and OS Locator does then probably the road should
>> have a not:name tag added with the apostrophe version of the name. This
>> would remove any apostrophe issues. With regard to rural roads - if they
>> have no road signs is it not better to use the OS Locator name rather 
>> than
>> have no name at all as I think in general OS Locator has been proved 
>> to be
>> pretty accurate? (apologies if in my ignorance I do not know that 
>> there is a
>> good reason not to do this).
> There is one pretty good reason.
> OS opendata is released under a CC-BY-SA licence
Please go and actually read the OS OpenData licence. It is not CC-BY-SA. 
Please stop spreading this FUD.

Cheers, Chris
user: chillly

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