[Talk-GB] UK Bike Shop dataset obtained: please merge in locations in your area

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Sun Oct 3 16:32:28 BST 2010

On 25 Sep 2010, at 15:32, Andrew wrote:

> Martin Lucas-Smith - CycleStreets <list-osm-talk-gb at ...> writes:
>> Andy Allan and Shaun McDonald have created a webapp for the specific 
>> purpose of merging (manually) this data into OSM.
>> http://shaunmcdonald.dev.openstreetmap.org/bike-shop-locator/
> Could you add a name search? Moving the map is clumsy.

It's on the todo list. At the moment you can search for cycle shop names using the full list, and the text search in your browser.

> If we add a tag like network=Association of Cycle Traders to the shops, it 
> would be possible to highlight shops that disappear from future revisions of 
> this list that may have closed.

I don't know if we are going to be getting updates. It may be possible to get a separate list of shops that have been removed from the list, however I would recommend doing a ground survey to verify that the shop has closed, as it may just be that they are no longer a member of the Association of Cycle Traders. At this stage the tool will need to be made more advanced.

> Is anyone pointing out to Halfords that other bicycle shops are going into OSM 
> and would they like to follow?

I'm not aware of anyone who has spoken to Halfords, however it wouldn't surprise me if they would charge for this information for use by various POI aggregation companies.


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