[Talk-GB] Surrey

MarkS OSM at redcake.co.uk
Tue Feb 21 22:33:30 GMT 2012

My reading of the position is that in less than 6 weeks there will be 
large holes in the map in Surrey (and lots of little gaps in main roads 
across the country).

Whilst, local knowledge / on the ground surveys are best, I think we 
need to do as much as possible to stop those holes appearing in April. 
It seems to me that the only realistic way of doing that is likely to be 
OS data / bing tracing etc.

Adding source tags, for all the data (ie. name/location/ref etc), will 
ensure we can identify what could be refined by an on the ground survey 
in the future.


On 21/02/2012 16:02, Andrew wrote:
> I have a few questions about the situation in Surrey.
> Does anyone know the problem area well enough to
> replace the placenames or is it better to import them
> from a source such as NPE?
> I was reluctant to copy road names from OS OpenData
> in Weybridge though some other mappers were willing
> to do so. Does it make sense to get names in where
> people will not be visiting quickly?
> The council in Surrey Heath have been supporters of
> OSM. Has anyone contacted them and is it a venue for a
> meet-up?
> --
> Andrew

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