[Talk-GB] Summer quarterly project

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 12:42:37 UTC 2016

On 14-Sep-16 09:53 PM, Dave F wrote:
> The only conclusion to fear of adding data, by any means, due to it 
> going out of date, is to not add any data at all, and I'm pretty sure 
> no of us want that.
> Dave F.

Yep. If a pub has no beer then people won't use it, a pub with beer that 
has gone off will get complaints ... and given time may be of use again.

Reliance on a 'maintainer' will fail eventually when the person moves on 
(other activities, other places).

In cities it is not unusual for a shop to close, but the city would 
still have similar shops and the vacant space would be taken by another 
shop... possibly selling similar things. Humm sounds a bit 'Hitch-hiker 
Guide to the Galaxy' with the lemon-soaked paper napkins?  Where it is a 
single remote service .. say Betty Hill store.. then there is a much 
greater need to keep it 'up to date' and yet there would be less total 
passing people .. but they would be more motivated.

As for Lloyds and TSB ... the function still remains in the same 
location?  So the service in fact remains but the name has changed... 
not a great problem? Certainly the majority of people are not motivated 
enough to do anything about it.

> On 14/09/2016 10:27, Ed Loach wrote:
>> Dan wrote:
>>> Town-centre blitzes can lead to out-of-date data very quickly. Town
>>> centre data is better to have in OSM if it has maintainer(s). Jerry
>>> acknowledged this, but I still would like to register a concern about
>>> that!
>> I'll agree that it is better to have a maintained set of data, but 
>> once it is mapped it is easier to maintain. Locally I added Clacton 
>> town centre and while I know there are some shops I currently need to 
>> resurvey I did do three the other lunchtime when I went to collect my 
>> new pair of glasses. With Vespucci on my phone I was just able to tap 
>> each building in turn to check whether it was correct or not, and if 
>> not update it there and then (a couple of instances where it needed 
>> more complicated editing I added a note and fixed those when I got 
>> back). It is the initial survey and mapping which takes the time.
>> But out-of-date data remains a problem - after all look how many 
>> Lloyds TSB's remain
>> http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org.uk/search?q=Lloyds+TSB#values
>> and the Lloyds and TSB names split in September 2013.
>> Ed
>> _______________________________________________
>> Talk-GB mailing list
>> Talk-GB at openstreetmap.org
>> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-gb
> _______________________________________________
> Talk-GB mailing list
> Talk-GB at openstreetmap.org
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-gb

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-gb/attachments/20160914/be07b30a/attachment.html>

More information about the Talk-GB mailing list