[Talk-GB] Proposed Import of UK Shell Filling Stations

SK53 sk53.osm at gmail.com
Mon May 15 14:58:50 UTC 2017

Well as I said, some of the points were covered.

The difference in scale is appreciated, although there is obvious scope for
mappers to enrich open tree data significantly. There other major
difference is one will typically about conflation and the other about
importing (leaving aside planned updates).

Petrol stations are probably one of the POI features with the highest level
of completeness in the UK (6,999 on taginfo vs. 8455 estimated for end of
2013). The taginfo figure is a slight overestimate as it includes some fuel
for canal boats and oddities like hydrogen sources. With well-mapped
objects like these, there will have been significant input from several
mappers: inferring that these objects have come from a 3rd party data
source, rather then having been updated from it would be erroneous. So I'm
fine with adding source on new elements only.


On 15 May 2017 at 13:16, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:

> On 15 May 2017 at 12:38, SK53 <sk53.osm at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Failure to directly contact this list at the same time as imports is
> > extremely discourteous.
> This supposes that the data importer/ donor is are of this list.
> > Changing of source tag is unacceptable for mapper surveyed locations.
> The *addition* of a source is surely acceptable?
> > Website should only be used if the url identifies the actual location.
> I don't think anyone disputes this one.
> > My personal preference for this type of thing would not be an import per
> se,
> > but tools which allow mappers to enrich data from such datasets.
> This may well be a solution, in this case, which satisfies both
> "camps". We have precedence in the addition of cycle-shop data, a few
> years back. Wasn't the tool used for that made available subsequently,
> as open-source?
> However, this solution won't scale well, for things like the recent tree
> import.
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