[Talk-GB] Quarterly Project: Addresses and Postcodes

Jez Nicholson jez.nicholson at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 07:03:27 UTC 2017


Hi Robert,

You might be able to give the '1AA's special treatment as I believe they
are reserved for the local postal sorting office. So, BN1 1AA is the main
Brighton sorting office, however BN2 1AA is the now closed Hove Post Office.

Regards,
Jez
On Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at 19:09, Robert Whittaker (OSM lists) <
robert.whittaker+osm at gmail.com> wrote:

> It doesn't seem to have been mentioned here yet, but this quarter's UK
> mapping project is to improve addresses and postcodes:
> https://osmuk.org/uncategorized/jump-in-to-our-quarterly-mapping-project/
>
> I've had a go at starting a wiki page for it at
>
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/UK_2017_Q4_Project:_Addresses_and_Postcodes
> which will hopefully contain some useful information. I'd encourage
> others to help improve it further.
>
> To coincide with the launch of the project I've also done a bit of
> development on my previous postcode analysis tools at
> http://robert.mathmos.net/osm/postcodes/ . You can now see stats of
> how many postcodes are mapped in each area, district and sector, as
> well as viewing potential errors (postcodes not found in Code-Point
> Open, or that are a long way from their centroid) to check/fix.
>
> As well as just generally increasing the number of addresses and
> postcodes in OSM, a couple of possible goals for the quarter would be
> to ensure we've map at least one postcode in each sector (only 615 to
> go), and to reduce the number of sectors with less than 5% of units
> present in OSM (currently 5562).
>
> I'd also like to draw your attention to the OSM/FHRS comparison
> excellent tool at http://gregrs.dev.openstreetmap.org/fhrs/ which is a
> great source of addresses/postcodes of food outlets to add in areas
> where some amenities are mapped but not individual houses.
>
> Robert.
>
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> Robert Whittaker
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