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

Peter Miller peter.miller at itoworld.com
Thu Feb 3 11:51:36 GMT 2011

On 3 February 2011 11:44, Lester Caine <lester at lsces.co.uk> wrote:

> Peter Miller wrote:
>> I use the following method.
>> If the OS name is different from the streetsign and general usage I put
>> it in not:name
>> If it is apparently a valid alternative I put it on alt_name
>> I am not clear why anything else is required.
> Probably half of the 'errors' in this area are due to full stops and
> apostrophes differences. I though OS has generally dropped them, but a few
> names that are not currently matching because of an apostrophe in one or
> other and their use or not is probably a religious war area ;)
> I'm not sure that an alt_name entry is necessary in this case and I wonder
> how many of the remaining matches would be made if these were simply
> stripped before comparing?
Fyi, apostrophe differences are classed as 'minor errors' on the mapping and
the summary. On the mapping they are shown in grey rather than a colour. In
the list they are in a fainter colour with a not attached. Other punctuation
differences are treated as 'major errors' which may not be ideal but will do
for now.


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