[Talk-GB] Ideas for quarterly projects

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Wed Dec 7 12:43:45 UTC 2016


It would be good to improve the road names. I feel it is easier to do the survey that is needed to weed out the rather odd 'errors' that pepper the OS Locator when the days are longer. 

Cheers, Chris (chillly)

On 7 December 2016 12:37:52 GMT+00:00, Martyn Evans <info at dynoyo.plus.com> wrote:
>How about streets and their names ?
>
>According to the ITO OSM analysis, at 24/11/2016, compared to OS 
>Locator, there were 17,687 missing major roads.  The UK is 97.8% 
>complete, only 16 out of 408 areas are 100% complete, and in the last 
>month only 68 were added.
>
>The ITO tool is available to point out the missing data, and is updated
>
>frequently enough to show progress.
>
>regards, Martyn
>
>On 06/12/16 19:32, Andy Mabbett wrote:
>>
>> I'd like to float the following ideas for quarterly projects, and see
>
>> what folk think.
>>
>> * GLAMs - Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums. As with schools
>
>> we could turn points into ploygons, add names, URLs, street
>addresses, 
>> Wikidata items, and other info.
>>
>> * Blue lights - police, fire and ambulance stations, and associated 
>> infrastructure. Including fire hydrants!
>>
>> * Public art - location, artist, material; also Wikidata - could be 
>> combined with http://pigsonthewing.org.uk/public-art-wikipedia/
>>
>> * Shops - even where mapped, these soon fall out-of-date.
>>
>> * Vets - maybe not enough to do on their own. Combine with shops?
>>
>> * Pubs, bars & other licensed premises - see 
>>
>https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/oct/21/worlds-longest-pub-crawl-maths-team-plots-route-between-every-pub-in-uk
>
>> for inspiration. Also breweries.
>>
>> * Public toilets - follows nicely from the previous suggestion! Maybe
>
>> in collaboration with https://greatbritishpublictoiletmap.rca.ac.uk/
>>
>> * FixMe & Notes - let's clear the backlog!
>>
>>
>> What are your thoughts?
>>
>> -- 
>> Andy Mabbett
>> @pigsonthewing
>> http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
>>
>>
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