[Talk-GB] Adding a further 250, 000 UK roads quickly using a Bot?
openstreetmapcraigmillar at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Feb 4 10:58:41 GMT 2011
I would back the use of such a bot but in area's that could do with the help and there are only a few of these now. There are a couple of small towns in Aberdeenshire that could do with a little boost. Just be careful. The rest will follow with a little patience
I think it is a skill that may be useful to learn and a preparation for other data sets such as hopitals, churches, schools. This could be used as an overlay and not necessarily an import and very useful for other less developed countries
There are a large number of motivations. If we have more publicity we can have more people
I would also like to point out the news of aerial image tracing
Which leads to the video.
As far as I can make out, all data sources are incorrect in different ways. Some GPS surveys can be a mess,street name markers misspelled or wrong. Satellite imaging can be incorrectly georeferenced or out of date as are any data sources you can think of.
I remember hearing that the district councils are getting together to release their "official" street name data. When this happens then OSM and OS data will converge so that we are all using the same names and then the street signs can be changed to the correct name.
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