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

Kevin Peat kevin at kevinpeat.com
Fri Feb 4 13:23:23 GMT 2011


Richard,

I don't think we need a bot for this as the current tools seem quite
adequate to me. If the missing streets are added this year then that would
be great.

Building a community is ideal but I think outside the "successful" parts of
the country we are not going to get a lot of people wanting to do ground
surveys of whole towns. Mapping is a geeky activity and in large parts of
the SW, Wales and the North there just aren't that many of those people
about.

As I said before I think the only realistic approach in those areas is to
get the maps onto as many devices as we can (for which they need to be
street level complete) and then cultivate feedback from satnav/smartphone
users to add some richness to the data. Hopefully some of those people would
join the OSM community along the way.

Kevin





On 4 February 2011 12:15, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:

>
> Can't we actually have a go at doing it ourselves and finishing the UK this
> year? Say "right, let's look at a bot in spring 2012, but we have a year to
> get this right"? I'll do a town this weekend if you will.
>
> cheers
> Richard
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