[Talk-GB] Adding a further 250, 000 UK roads quickly using a Bot?

Tom Chance tom at acrewoods.net
Thu Feb 3 08:47:38 GMT 2011

On 2 February 2011 21:10, Peter Miller <peter.miller at itoworld.com> wrote:

> It could do the following:
> 1) Add names to existing roads in osm where there is a single un-named ways
> in osm with a bounding box which matches that of a single entry in os
> locator.
> 2) In addition...  it might be able to also add roads to osm from os vector
> district, snapping them into existing roads as required where the existing
> roads align neatly with os streetview. It would only do this if there were
> no ways close by on either side.
> Complex situations will be left to humans. Humans could also sometimes
> prepare an area for analysis by the bot, splitting ways as appropriate,
> adjusting alignment of existing roads and dealing in advance with situations
> we know the bot will have difficulties with.
> Edits would be made as individual changesets, referenced to the mapper
> operating of the bot. Each edit would be 'signed off' by the mapper who
> would be able to see the proposed changes visual prior to accepting them.
I'd be happy to review a few of these edits for Gwynedd, I've no objection
if it works.

On another ITO-analysis note, Peter you are driving me slightly potty
because new road "errors" keep popping up. I presume this is because of new
OS data? Just when I thought I had all of Southwark bar the north east ear
sorted, another six errors pop up. Grr.


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