[Talk-GB] Rebooting the NAPTAN import?

Stuart Grimshaw stuart.grimshaw at gmail.com
Sat Apr 2 15:14:33 BST 2011

This weekend sees Sheffield's first Transport Hackday, hosted at
theGistLab[3], we've got a bunch of guys sitting here with various
apps we've written or would like to write and one of the projects we
identified as a potential target for today would be refreshing the
NAPTAN data in OSM.

Myself & one of the other hackers have been reading the info on the
existing import[1] and we've come across a few speed bumps in our

Firstly, the info on the page is about 2 years out of date, so my
first question is what is the state of NAPTAN data in OSM? Did the
import finish?

Secondly, the license mentioned seems out of date, since 2009 the
NAPTAN data has been released under the Open Government License which
makes using it with OSM much more palatable[2]

I've seen the tools available to import NAPTAN data, and now that the
license is relaxed, I'd like to propose we kick off the data import

[1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/NaPTAN/Import
[2] http://www.dft.gov.uk/naptan/termsOfUse.htm
[3] http://opendata.thegisthub.net/2011/03/transport-hack-day-datasets/


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