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

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Wed Sep 15 11:45:48 BST 2010


On Wed, September 15, 2010 11:27 am, Graham Stewart wrote:
> The documentation at
> http://www.cyclestreets.net/blog/2010/04/05/add-point-of-interest/
> suggests that bike shops should always be added as nodes. Is that the
> case?
> 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
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=54.9563944617016&lon=-1.67584697130855&zoom=16&layers=C
> I note that this doesn't seem to show on the Cycle Map renderer.

A node or a closed way should both work. If a closed way does not work,
then that bit of software ideally needs to be updated.

> 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.

Feel free to do so. It has already got a mention on the BikeBiz news site:

Any suggestions for improvement are also welcome.


> GrahamS
> 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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