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

Peter Miller peter.miller at itoworld.com
Fri Feb 4 11:32:24 GMT 2011


On 4 February 2011 11:28, <andy.deakin at pcmend.net> wrote:

> 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.
>
>
That could be a great way of doing it. Create the changes off-list, render
it and check it visually and then press 'submit'.

Peter


Andy
>
> 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
> more
> > developers for their iPhone and Android apps and the amount of feedback
> we
> > 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
> up
> > 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
> people
> >> will use things like that and give feedback on errors.
> >>
>
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