[Talk-GB] 2016 first quarterly project:Schools

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Sun Jan 3 19:04:16 UTC 2016

Great idea Robert! 

Any idea why it is not matching Gravesend Grammar School (at DA12 2PR)
which is in OSM with amenity=school on way
http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/142625579 ? I have noticed several
other schools in Gravesend and surroundings which as far as I can see
are in OSM and not being picked up by your scan.


On 2016-01-03 19:43, Robert Whittaker (OSM lists) wrote:

> On 2 January 2016 at 12:51, Brian Prangle <bprangle at gmail.com> wrote: 
>> Happy New Year! (and Happy New Mapping Year!) The first Quarterly Project
>> for 2016 is now under way and is Schools. There are really two strands to
>> this project.
>> The first is to remotely (armchai)r map and get an increase in coverage of
>> the number of schools
>> The latest government data is for January 2012 which shows 24,372 schools in
>> England (including nursery schools, state-funded primary schools,
>> state-funded secondary schools, special schools, pupil referral units and
>> independent schools.)
> Since most of the code could be re-used from what I already do for
> Post Offices, I've put together a quick comparison tool to compare the
> Edubase data for England with what's currently in OSM:
> http://robert.mathmos.net/osm/schools/progress/
> It's a bit rough at the moment. I'm currently only using the data for
> England, and only fetching OSM *ways* tagged with amenity=school .
> There are no markers on the slippy map yet either, and the matching
> process is rather basic. With luck, I'll have some time to make some
> improvements in the next couple of weeks. In the mean time, the lists
> of non-matching items will hopefully still be useful to people.
> One caveat though -- I'm not completely sure that the Edubase data is
> (or should be) available under an OSM-compatible Licence (the OGL in
> this case). In particular the addresses and postcodes may be tainted
> by AddressBase. Until the licence is confirmed, we should avoid using
> Edubase data directly to add or edit Schools in OSM. There should be
> sufficient other sources available though.
> Best wishes,
> Robert.
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