[Talk-GB] [Spam] oslVosm, OpenData Locator 2010 data and not:name
peter.miller at itoworld.com
Mon Oct 4 10:14:43 BST 2010
Regarding the not:name tag at the OS, I think we need to be a bit patient.
The OS is a large organisation and do take time to change. They are actually
changing fast at present and have expressed enthusiasm for the not:name
technique and I think it is just a matter of us using it for some time while
it gets into their systems. We are going to do some more analysis on it at
some point and will be working with the OS of the processes. It would be
shame if we gave up using it before they got into listening! In the mean
time it is a useful way of stopping people checking a conflict that someone
else has already determined is a error on their part.
On 3 October 2010 17:47, Tim Francois <sk1ppy14 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> 1. If there are any heroes left using oslVosm<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OslVosm> 
> to compare OSM data with OS Locator data, I've just updated the script a
> little so that it now honours the not:name tags. Any highways which include
> a not:name tag are automatically assumed to be 100% correct in OSM, whatever
> OSL says, and are ignored in any further comparisons. This assumption may
> have to be reviewed at a later date...
> 2. Anyone else using/noticed that the Locator data has been stealthily
> 'updated'? I remember Robert writing something about it a while back, but
> can't remember the conversation. In Bristol, a load of roads seem to have
> disappeared, whilst some more have been added. All in all, there were about
> 10 more roads than in the '2009' release. Anyone else notice differences?
> 3. not:name. Are many people using it? Is it working? And are these
> being sent back to OS? The reason I added it to oslVosm is that it seems to
> be being used here in Bristol, so it is useful for 'accurate' numbers.
> For those that may not be aware, oslVosm is a script which compares OSM
> data against OS Locator data, and can output a gpx, kml or wiki file of any
> discrepancies. It also tries to do some spell checking if it finds similar
> names. It is primarily aimed at people with a programming tilt, as it only
> works from the command line (and probably only in Linux). For those who want
> an easy to use interface, use Robert's excellent Musical Chairs  web
> interface or ITOs slippy map layer in Potlatch or JOSM .
>  http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OslVosm
>  http://ris.dev.openstreetmap.org/oslmusicalchairs/map and
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