[Talk-GB] 2016 first quarterly project:Schools

Brian Prangle bprangle at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 10:29:17 UTC 2016

Many many thanks to Robert for coming up with this tool so quickly: it's
matching might be a bit rough but it's a great help in finding what needs
mapping where



On 3 January 2016 at 18:43, Robert Whittaker (OSM lists) <
robert.whittaker+osm at gmail.com> 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.
> --
> Robert Whittaker
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