[Talk-GB] Opening hours from opening-times.co.uk

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Sat Mar 13 00:21:44 GMT 2010

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Andy Allan wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 3:31 PM, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
>> I am sitting alongside Julian Burgess (CCd, also @aubergene ) of
>> http://opening-times.co.uk/ which lists opening times for all sorts of
>> shops and public service outlets in the UK. We have just tagged a local
>> Supermarket (Tesco, Aston Lane, Birmingham) with:
>>   openingtimescouk: http://opening-times.co.uk/tesco-superstore-aston-lane
>> Is this something folks would like to see more of? Or make use of?
> If you want to add the opening times to OSM, that would be great! But
> if it's only a link to Yet Another Business Aggregator Website, I'm
> not so sure. I had a look at the website in question, but it doesn't
> seem to have any details on whether or not your opening hours
> information is available under an open license for us to incorporate
> directly?

Doesn't the information change too much to be put into OSM directly?
Especially as opening times tries to take account of special opening
hours for Christmas and Bank holidays etc.?

It is an open site, but I kind of think that the data should go the
other way around, so they should keep the OSM IDs as part of the
information about each location, and provide a web service to search by
OSM id.

Robert (Jamie) Munro
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