[Talk-GB] Great British Public Toilet Map

Pierre Riteau pierre at pierreriteau.name
Thu Nov 20 14:04:50 UTC 2014


Since GBPTM allows to contribute new toilet entries, I asked on Twitter
how they could be added back to OpenStreetMap without creating
duplicates.

The answer is that they will provide an API to extract contributions and
they perform deduplication using 25m clusters:
https://twitter.com/rupertredington/status/535412423805906945

On Thu, 20 Nov 2014, at 11:39 AM, Ben Pollinger wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> The Great British Public Toilet Map [was launched yesterday] providing
> details of over 8,000 public toilets in the UK including council
> facilities, train stations, community toilet schemes as well as
> shopping centres and libraries.
> 
> An alarming finding from the research by Royal College of Art Helen
> Hamlyn Centre for Design, is just how few public toilets are now
> available."
> 
> Article on launch (OSM not mentioned):
> http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/19/uk-public-toilets-mapped-wheres-your-nearest
> 
> Map (using OSM data and Mapnik layer):
> http://greatbritishpublictoiletmap.rca.ac.uk/
> 
> Regards,
> Ben
> 
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