[Talk-GB] 2016 first quarterly project:Schools

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Sun Jan 3 19:33:03 UTC 2016

Aah, I see... I didn't expect to find it there! St Josephs is in OSM,
but as a node [1], which are not included as yet. I think some kind of
matching on the name is probably going to be important. Many schools are
also tagged with address data, so addr:postcode may also be a good
matching key - possibly even tighter than the name, given that schools
probably have their own postcode, and that the school names can change. 


[1] http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/529528620 

On 2016-01-03 20:11, Robert Whittaker (OSM lists) wrote:

> 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
> harder.
> Robert.
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