[Talk-GB] 2016 first quarterly project:Schools

Robert Whittaker (OSM lists) robert.whittaker+osm at gmail.com
Sun Jan 3 19:11:00 UTC 2016

On 3 January 2016 at 19:04, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> 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.

If you look in the first table, you'll see that Edubase school 118987
"St Joseph's Convent Independent Preparatory School" has been matched
with OSM way 142625579. As I said, the matching is rather simplistic.
I currently just go through each Edubase entry in turn and take the
closest as-yet-unmatched OSM amenity=school object to the postcode
centroid. Once an Edubase entry has taken an OSM object, that OSM
object is no longer a potential matching candidate for any other
Edubase Entries. I can probably improve the matching by preferring an
exact name match if one exists. Fuzzy name matching may be a bit


Robert Whittaker

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