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

Graham Stewart graham at dalmuti.net
Wed Sep 15 11:27:06 BST 2010

The documentation at
suggests that bike shops should always be added as nodes. Is that the

For example I'd previously added the Evans Cycles at the Metrocentre
(near Newcastle) as a building (closed way).
Tags: building=yes, name=Evans Cycles, shop=bicycle

I note that this doesn't seem to show on the Cycle Map renderer.

Also, any objections if I post this up the link on a popular cycling
site (SingletrackWorld) we might get a bit of help from them and recruit
some new members at the same time.


On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 17:56 +0100, "Martin Lucas-Smith - CycleStreets"
<list-osm-talk-gb at cyclestreets.net> wrote:
> We've brokered a dataset of all 2,500-ish bike shops in the UK from the 
> Association of Cycle Traders (many thanks to them!), for the purposes of 
> merging this dataset into the OpenStreetMap database. It has
> postcode-level 
> accuracy only but that's a massive head-start.
> Read more at:
> http://www.cyclestreets.net/blog/2010/09/10/get-all-uk-bike-shops-in-osm/
> 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/
> Effectively it has a map of locations not yet reconciled, i.e. a
> checklist. 
> Click on each location, and you'll then have a direct link to the
> relevant 
> bit of OSM where the shop can be added/updated/removed using personal 
> knowledge. Once that's done, it can be ticked off back in the webapp.
> Martin,                     **  CycleStreets - For Cyclists, By Cyclists
> Developer, CycleStreets     **  http://www.cyclestreets.net/
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