[Talk-GB] [Talk-gb-westmidlands] Neighbourhood Plan Import

Andy Robinson ajrlists at gmail.com
Tue Apr 23 09:55:59 UTC 2013

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The problem is where do we stop? The majority of present/potential boundary
data doesn't have a physical presence on the ground. Consider ONS Lower,
middle and other output area boundaries or the NAPTAN charging areas that
were added with the NAPTAN import. Arguably they are useful in the same way
as ward boundaries are but should they be in OSM? Because the number of
nonphysical boundaries or areas is potentially limitless I'm in favour of
keeping them out of OSM because there is little chance of the average mapper
verifying them or interacting with them (in relation to other objects).
Perhaps it's time to have nonphysical boundaries pulled from some other


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Harley [mailto:jon at spiffymap.net]
> Sent: 23 April 2013 09:29
> To: talk-gb-westmidlands at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Talk-gb-westmidlands] Neighbourhood Plan Import
> On 22/04/13 09:27, Brian Prangle wrote:
> > Hi everyone
> >
> > Do we have a collective opinion about this proposed import circulated
> > by stephen.peters1 at sky.com <mailto:stephen.peters1 at sky.com> on the
> > talk gb list?
> >
> > Personally I wouldn't want it as I believe we decided not to include
> > ward boundaries as the present cartographic style clutters up and
> > already busy urban map.
> >
> The data sounds potentially useful, to me. Decisions about imports should
> based on usefulness of the data, not on the "present cartographic style".
> up to the designer of a particular map style how cluttered or not they
want to
> make it.
> J.
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