[Talk-GB] Quarterly Projects Update

Brian Prangle bprangle at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 15:57:41 UTC 2015

Wow! What a fantastice resource. There'll almost be no time this quarter to
do anything else but postboxes. There's masses to do within just 2 miles of
where I live and I thought I'd got most of them. Might be the same for
others too - a great incentive to resurvey areas that might not have been
touched for some time and mappers being mappers we're sure to find other
stuff to improve too

Robert presumably you can give us some regular metrics along the way to see
if having a quarterly project actually impacts mapping behaviour?



On 3 April 2015 at 13:43, Robert Whittaker (OSM lists) <
robert.whittaker+osm at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2 April 2015 at 10:42, Brian Prangle <bprangle at gmail.com> wrote:
> > So, on to our next project: all things delivery-related
> >
> > This could be Royal Mail postboxes (still loads to do); Royal Mail
> delivery
> > offices and sorting offices; delivery areas/gates to factories and town
> > centre shopping malls; maxheights and maxweights on roads; courier
> depots;
> > distribution warehouses; new internet shopping parcel lockers (see wiki
> > entry); there's a new parcel-collection service based around mainline
> > stations called Doddle.it; airfreight facilities; railway marshalling
> yards;
> > secure lorry parks; port/dock facilities and anything else you can think
> of.
> For anyone interested in mapping Royal Mail Post Boxes, or Post Office
> Ltd Post Office branches, you may find the tools I run at
> http://robert.mathmos.net/osm/postboxes/ useful. Amongst other things,
> these compare the current OSM data to some official lists of boxes and
> branches from the two organisations. Unfortunately, neither
> organisation has given us permission to use their data in OSM, so we
> can't directly add any missing objects -- but the maps you can view at
> http://robert.mathmos.net/osm/postboxes/ will show up places that it
> might be beneficial to survey.
> While I'm here, one thing it might be good to discuss in relation to
> this project is how best to tag some of the different types of
> delivery/collection infrastructure. Should everything be
> amenity=post_office, or would it be better to have different tags for
> sorting offices / distribution warehouses and also for parcel
> collection points?
> Robert.
> --
> Robert Whittaker
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