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

andy.deakin at pcmend.net andy.deakin at pcmend.net
Fri Feb 4 11:28:52 GMT 2011

I would agree with this too; A fuller map will greatly increase usage and
visibility. However I don't think that a bot is necessarily the way to go.

What would be useful is a simple way for users to specify a bounding
box/polygon and download an OSM file with the OS data (or OS updates to OSM
data such as adding a name where one does not exist), which they can then
manually check and upload as a changeset. This would allow data to be
quickly imported semi-automatically in areas which are blank in osm,
without the risk of a bot overwriting data one someones' patch.


On Fri, 4 Feb 2011 11:00:18 +0000, Kevin Peat <kevin at kevinpeat.com> wrote:
> I agree with you 100% on this. I think if OSM is street-level complete
> (preferably with postcodes as well) then it will be picked up by a lot
> developers for their iPhone and Android apps and the amount of feedback
> could get would be a 100 times greater than now. A standardised, OSM
> hosted,
> bug reporting api could also be offered to developers so they don't end
> building their own versions of MapDust.
> Kevin
> On 4 February 2011 01:14, Kai Krueger <kakrueger at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Also, we are getting some of the most comprehensive on the ground
>> verification and improvement reports from applications like the Sat-Nav
>> Skobbler bugs with MapDust. The more complete the map is, the more
>> will use things like that and give feedback on errors.

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