[Talk-GB] Open data (Was: Parliamentary debate mentions OSM)

John Aldridge jpsa at cantab.net
Sat Mar 26 09:46:22 UTC 2016

On 26-Mar-16 06:30, Rob Nickerson wrote:
>  >And there seems to be some more
>  >open data on the way from the OS.
> Interesting. A good opportunity but maybe also a threat - I wonder what
> quality of map can now be produced from OGL and other open data and how
> that compares to OSM. We already have some users that mix and match
> between OSM and other sources.
> How do we ensure the mix continues to contain a lot of OSM data?

By ensuring that OSM data is of higher quality, or contains useful 
information still absent from those other sources. If we can't or don't 
do that, OSM (in the UK) will cease to have a purpose, and can be left 
to wither un-mourned.


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