[Talk-GB] Schools project - update 3

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Thu Jan 28 20:28:28 UTC 2016

I note the edubase website has Eastings & Northings. If they're more 
accurate than postcode centroids is there a way to
'scrape' the website as they don't appear to be in the downloaded database?

Dave F.

On 26/01/2016 19:38, Rob Nickerson wrote:
> A third update on the quarterly project.
> 0. The what project?
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/UK_Quarterly_Projects
> 1. Open Data Manchester
> Following a tweet Open Data Manchester have asked whether anyone can 
> go and show them how to map. Looks like their next meeting is Monday 
> February 1st, 6.30 – 8.30pm. Any volunteers?
> 2. Edits continue at pace.
> For those adding #OSMSchools to their changeset comments (sorry no way 
> to go back and add it if you forget) we reached a high of 258 
> changesets on 18th Jan. The map is starting to look well covered 
> (although some gaps missingso please continue to use this in your 
> changesets). See 
> http://resultmaps.neis-one.org/osm-changesets?comment=OSMschool#6/53.495/-3.549
> 3. 175 people have done 5351 edits
> Amazing numbers measured by Harry's tracker. Looks like Uganda has 
> joined the project too. It would be great if someone could turn the 
> CSV linked data at the bottom of the tracker into a daily chart. See 
> http://harrywood.dev.openstreetmap.org/diffreader/schools/
> 4. HS and ZE are 100% complete!
> Wow! The HS (Outer Hebrides) and ZE (Lerwick) postcodes are complete. 
> Thanks go to OpenStreetMapper seumas. Many other postcodes (with more 
> schools within them ;-) ) are close to this now too 
> http://robert.mathmos.net/osm/schools/progress/
> 5. Nodes converted to ways
> Following lot's of data clean up we are nearing 80% of schools mapped 
> as land areas rather than simple points. We should hit this in the 
> next couple of days.
> 6. Northern Ireland still needs some work
> If you map in Northern Ireland and want to get involved please do. 
> Each extra school mapped there will help lift it off the bottom of the 
> tracker. We can also look at doing some initiatives in NI if the local 
> community want this. Let us know :-)
> 7. Blogs and video
> Please keep up the blogging and tweeting. It would be great if we 
> could attract some new mappers (a how to map schools video would be 
> great if you have time to do this). If you don't run a blog then I can 
> let you post to http://mappa-mercia.org
> Happy mapping
> *Rob*
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