[Talk-GB] Trig Point references

Simon Ritchie simonritchie.uk at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 20:58:28 UTC 2019

> > 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?

Hmm.  Good point.  Most of the data in Ian's database is contributed by the
trigpointers - reports of visits to the trigs.  Most of the data about the
actual trigs on the site (position etc) comes from the OS.  See this page
which says "This data, which is no longer maintained, is available for use
under Open Government Licence Terms."

That page provides a downloadable CSV  giving the names used by the OS.
position, type, status etc.  However, the names starting TP seem to be
created by Ian, so I think he owns them, just as Royal Mail owns the
postcode data.

One solution would be to quote the OS names instead.  Another would be to
use the contact page on Ian's site and ask him for permission to use his
names.  I'm guessing that he would be happy.


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