[Talk-GB] [Talk-transit] NaPTAN - Time for the rest?

Thomas Wood grand.edgemaster at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 17:00:15 GMT 2010


On 13 March 2010 17:25, Chris Hill <osm at raggedred.net> wrote:
> I would certainly hope that any updates are not used to overwrite
> existing local edits. I have spent far too many hours checking and
> updating the data to have a newer version overwrite it. A smart merge
> would be more useful, I would write it if required.

No planned updates will overwrite any contributed data.

> As too 'dumping in' the remaining county data I would prefer that it is
> handled locally where possible. The NaPTAN data is useful and good in
> parts but needs checking and improving too.

We'd all prefer it if it'd be handled locally, but there just doesn't
seem to be much interest in improving the data en-mass, merely in the
piecewise way that most people have mapped up until now.

> I think too much data is imported just because it is available - I
> prefer imports to add value. NaPTAN can add value but that is best
> realised by someone local to the import managing it.

I would argue that NaPTAN does add value in undermapped parts of the
country - the vast majority of NaPTAN stops are correct.

> Cheers, Chris
>
> Roger Slevin wrote:
>> Thomas
>>
>> If you want a refresh of the NaPTAN dataset, then just ask me .... and I
>> will arrange for this be made available.  I appreciate that this could be a
>> two-edged sword .... it would update the data, but in the areas where work
>> has already been done on the data from a year ago, it may over-write any
>> local edits made to that data - or has this already been taken into account,
>> so that new data would sit alongside existing data and would only be
>> accepted if it is appropriate at each location?
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Roger
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> [mailto:talk-transit-bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Thomas Wood
>> Sent: 13 March 2010 12:45 PM
>> To: osm; OSM - Talk GB
>> Subject: [Talk-transit] NaPTAN - Time for the rest?
>>
>> Hello all,
>> It's now been more than a year since we got permission to import the
>> NaPTAN dataset, so far only 53 of the 143 counties that we have the
>> data for have been imported.
>>
>> So, in short, is it time for the rest to be dumped in?
>>
>> Discussion please.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Thomas
>>
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