[Talk-GB] Trig Point references

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Fri Jul 12 20:19:33 UTC 2019


On Friday, 12 July 2019, Brian Prangle wrote:
> I've noticed that some trigpoints are tagged with  a reference prefixed
> TPUK. This is a reference to the numbers assigned by the website
> http://trigpointing.uk/ which has the following text as a footer: "The
> TrigpointingUK database is owned and maintained by Ian Harris (Teasel)"
> That doesn't sound very open to me - does anyone know what permission we
> have to use this data? The OSM wiki says we *can* use it but who has the
> text of  the explicit permission (or licence) and shouldn't we have  a
> system of being able to reference(hyperlink) permissions such as these from
> the wiki (just to be safe)?
> 
> Apologies if there is a talk-gb thread buried in the archives relating to
> this
> 
Hi Brian
Each pillar has a plate with an OS reassigned reference, which is easily  on the ground verifiable. I believe that we should be using that rather than those randomly assigned by a 3rd party site of unknown origin. 

For example Titterstone Clee is 2943, which I can't remember if I added it.

Phil (trigpoint)

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