[Talk-GB] Fw: Road name contradictions in the UK

Gregory Marler info at nomoregrapes.com
Thu Mar 7 13:56:46 UTC 2019


Hi Oisin,

I've taken a very quick look at this spreadsheet (oops, getting distracted
from work).

1) Can you elaborate on the source(s) of suspected road names?
2) It would helpful if each of us could look at your list in a more
localised aspect. Either including county would be more helpful, or at
least having latitude and longitude in separate columns makes it easier to
use in other tools usually.
3) There's some obvious reasons why some of those aren't in OSM just by
looking at the first 5.
3a) One was on a caravan park, so it might not have an official name or
even a sign (again I would like to question the source).
3b) A way was about 3 metres to connect one road to another, it's debatable
whether it should be named itself but could be fixed without a survey.
3c) There are lots of abbreviated names in your spreadsheet, even "Clos"
which I presume is a strange shortening of "Close".

A Maproulette challenge might tempt people to copy the names from your
spreadsheet (the legality and suitability of that is very unknown!).

All the best from Chester-le-Street,
Gregory.


On Thu, 7 Mar 2019 at 13:38, Oisin Herriott (Insight Global Inc) via
Talk-GB <talk-gb at openstreetmap.org> wrote:

> Hello again,
>
> Wondering if there was any discussion on the previously submitted
> question, which is inline below? Happy to elaborate anyway I can where
> there is any ambiguity 🙂
>
> Thanks,
> Oisin
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Oisin Herriott (Insight Global Inc)
> *Sent:* Friday, February 22, 2019 12:47 PM
> *To:* talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
> *Subject:* Road name contradictions in the UK
>
>
> Hi Everyone,
>
>
>
> Our Open Maps team (https://github.com/microsoft/open-maps
> <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgithub.com%2Fmicrosoft%2Fopen-maps&data=02%7C01%7Cv-oiher%40microsoft.com%7C5f43e39d0d63417ee38408d68d2e9a4b%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1%7C0%7C636851628660533805&sdata=fQkRtSQ0jQaJ7s7fWg23NervMF7yX3SGJxEwANMTOIM%3D&reserved=0>)
> has been continuing to work on analyzing OSM in the UK.  Some of you may
> have seen my session in Milan where we talked about Microsoft’s
> ongoing OSM work in Australia.
>
>
>
> We’ve created a list of the top 1500 streets in the UK that appear to be
> missing names along with the name that we *suspect* should be there. We
> are not 100% certain if our suspicious are correct and, not being local to
> these areas we are not remotely trying to fill these in. If there are folks
> that know these areas we could use your help closing these gaps.
>
>
>
> The complete list is available here:
>
> https://1drv.ms/x/s!As04HHdPPfhgg4lYigS4IiWjp2JJiw
> <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2F1drv.ms%2Fx%2Fs!As04HHdPPfhgg4lYigS4IiWjp2JJiw&data=02%7C01%7Cv-oiher%40microsoft.com%7C5f43e39d0d63417ee38408d68d2e9a4b%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1%7C0%7C636851628660543799&sdata=mHI1fOL4xJFNZTL%2BRcpoVlsg5hFQHJSJUEwCaXjHmtY%3D&reserved=0>
>
>
>
> These are not major roads but they are associated with a large number of
> residential addresses so end up having a big impact.  We may also create
> a Maproulette challenge for these as well if that is preferable?
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Oisin
>
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/herriotto
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