[Talk-GB] OSM Analysis updated with May 2014 OS Locator data

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
Wed May 14 09:07:18 UTC 2014

There's one like that in Oxford (for about 30 metres) - street addresses
different on the two sides. For the moment it has name="St Clements
Street", alt_name="London Place", and a separate footway with name="London
Place" (plus a name:note).

So my suggestion - draw separate footways, and give them names. Use
name/alt_name on the road, or name = "one name / other name" if both seem
equally valid.


On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 9:30 AM, Steven Horner <steven at stevenhorner.com>wrote:

> Hello,
> It's interesting and highlights a few problems local to me, some I had
> buried my head in the sand temporarily because I don't know how to fix them
> correctly. My biggest problem when tagging roads is what to name a road
> when either side of the road is a different street. For instance the
> analysis highlights "Myrtle Grove" as missing here:
> http://www.itoworld.com/product/data/osm_analysis/map_browser?bbox=415474,536751,415809,537148&referrer=area
> Myrtle grove is the South side of the road labeled Chestnut Grove and
> continues around to where the Road is labeled Elm Gardens. Almost all of
> the streets in the estate are like this, where it is very misleading
> because opposite sides of the road is a different named street. How should
> this be mapped, I have steered clear of fixing it because I couldn't find
> any guidance on how it should be labeled and technically is it even wrong.
> The actual building footprints I have added the correct addresses to.
> I use various OS products in my day job and interestingly OSM labels the
> streets exactly the same as Vectormap Local does, anyone looking at either
> OS or OSM maps would not be able to find Myrtle Grove. Another street where
> I have always though was labeled wrong in the village is Roddymoor Road,
> there is no street sign and I have near heard anyone refer to it as this.
> The street on part of this road is not labeled (buildings are) it is East
> Terrace and that's how anyone describing it or looking at signs would
> describe it. Again OS do this the same which is probably why OSM has it
> tagged like this.
> All of this highlights that while OS Locator may have a difference and is
> fantastic for finding potential problems, changing it so OS Locator
> comparisons are 100% may not be the correct solution?
> Any help appreciated and apologies if I should ask in a different list,
> surely this is an incredibly common problem that I have somehow missed the
> obvious solution to.
> regards,
> Steven
> On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 2:24 PM, Shaun McDonald <shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
> > wrote:
>> ITO’s OSM Analysis has been updated with the latest OS Locator data. Most
>> places have dropped out of the 100% completeness compared to OS Locator.
>> There’s now 18 places which have less than 95% completeness.
>> http://www.itoworld.com/product/data/osm_analysis/main
>> Shaun McDonald
>> Developer
>> ITO World
>> _______________________________________________
>> Talk-GB mailing list
>> Talk-GB at openstreetmap.org
>> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-gb
> --
> www.stevenhorner.com  <http://www.stevenhorner.com>
>  @stevenhorner <http://twitter.com/stevenhorner>
>  0191 645 2265
>  stevenhorner
> _______________________________________________
> Talk-GB mailing list
> Talk-GB at openstreetmap.org
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-gb
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-gb/attachments/20140514/be5226fa/attachment.html>

More information about the Talk-GB mailing list