[Talk-GB] New Ghosts Set and Survey Me Auto-Location Feature

SK53 sk53.osm at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 12:38:36 UTC 2018

It should be noted that many pharmacies appear in FHRS data, often with
"Exempt" status.


On 6 August 2018 at 23:08, Robert Whittaker (OSM lists) <
robert.whittaker+osm at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 6 August 2018 at 09:39, Philip Withnall <philip at tecnocode.co.uk> wrote:
> > Thanks for the updates! A quick question about pharmacy matching: are
> > we supposed to add the GPhC registration number of the pharmacy to its
> > node/way in OSM, similarly to how we do FHRS IDs? There seems to be no
> > guidance for/against this on your page for pharmacies.
> There's no licence to be able to use the GPhC register as used in
> https://osm.mathmos.net/pharmacy/ directly in OSM. IIRC, I asked about
> it a while ago and the response from GPhC was that individual
> pharmacies owned the address data they submitted, so they weren't in a
> position to licence it themselves. You might take the view that the
> numbers themselves aren't copyrightable, though there would still be
> database rights in the list as a whole, and there would be the
> question of how you match them to OSM objects without using the other
> address data. I thought this was a bit of a grey area, so I haven't
> been suggesting people add the numbers, and the tool doesn't make use
> of them for the matching. The tool does use postcodes for matching, as
> these may be obtainable from other sources. I've found a lot have FHRS
> registrations for example -- see
> https://gregrs.dev.openstreetmap.org/fhrs/ .
> Robert.
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