[Talk-GB] The OSM UK map

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Mon Oct 30 11:32:34 UTC 2017

On 30/10/17 10:37, Lester Caine wrote:
>   What
> I'm looking at here is reports of fly tipping, dog mess, and so on;)


However, note that some councils are insisting that only their own web 
site be used to report problems, and no longer accept email (unless 
there is a partnership with FMS, email is how the reports are presented 
- one of the reasons is that councils want very structured reports, but 
FMS is designed for free format reports).

My own council uses Veolia.  If you report through FMS, it gets emailed 
to the council contact centre, and you get the initial response in 
around five days, by which time the report is usually stale.  If you use 
the official site (which is a re-branded lovecleanstreets, and uses Bing 
mapping, it goes direct to Veolia, and you get a next day, or better 
response, through to the actual removal of the tip.

(Although FMS don't default to OSM, in the UK, OSM is their preferred 
global map provider.  I assume they think that the OS maps have more 
even coverage in the UK.)

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