[Talk-GB] Schools Mapping Progress Tools

Robert Whittaker (OSM lists) robert.whittaker+osm at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 09:06:56 UTC 2016

A few additional features that I've added to my tools at
http://robert.mathmos.net/osm/schools/ recently:

* On the maps on postcode area pages e.g.
http://robert.mathmos.net/osm/schools/progress/IP/ , matches via ref:*
tags are now distinguished from matches based on proximity. The former
are shown with darker green lines, and latter with lighter ones.

* I've built a facility to provide manual corrections to postcodes
from the official data sources. So if any are missing or incorrect or
use a forwarding address, my tools can be given better data. See
http://robert.mathmos.net/osm/schools/data-queries.html for
automatically detected issues. If you want to go hunting for any
missing postcodes, then feel free to email them to me. I need the
Edubase URN (or the appropriate ref from one of the other data
sources), the current postcode in the data source and the corrected

* There is another table at
http://robert.mathmos.net/osm/schools/matching-queries.html that
reports on ref:* tag values that couldn't be parsed into a
valid-looking number. Most of the initial errors there were Edubase
URNs that people had entered as "E 123456" rather than just "123456".
This is probably my fault as it was how I was displaying the numbers
in various tables in my tool. I've now changed the formatting to
hopefully make it more obvious that it's just the number that's the

Best wishes,


Robert Whittaker

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