[Talk-GB] Road name contradictions in the UK

Chris Fleming me at chrisfleming.org
Thu Mar 7 23:49:53 UTC 2019

Thanks, I’m thinking that there is some useful information here. As
others have pointed out, it seems most probable that service roads
probably won’t have names.

I’ve a look at 10 of the Scottish examples, most of these actually
seemed to be referring to buildings, some of which need mapping and
others that are already mapped.

  OSM Table                                     Road                           Comment
  --------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/318396724   Franklin Ave                   Looks like actually Cotland Drive
  https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/37732406    Clyde Tower                    Service Road, has no name. Clyde Tower is correctly mapped as the nearby tower.
  https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/321485236   Beachview Ct                   Again Beachview Court is a buiding. This is a service road.
  https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/119334525   Clyde Ct                       OS OpenData StreetView shows Clyde Court as nearby building to be mapped
  https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/4900032     Phoenix Ct                     Looks like a building needs mapping
  https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/23397774    Red Bridge Ct                  Building is mapped
  https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/479772256   Eastern Vw                     Looks like building, needs mapping
  https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/584960381   Skylark Wynd                   New construction, needs mapping
  https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/92291906    Rosneath Castle Caravan Park   Caravan Park
  https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/535587048   Victoria Cres                  New Construction needs mapping.

So in conclusion:

-   There is some useful data here for identifing improvements that can
    be made.
-   The matching could be improved to include buildings as well as
-   What is the source of names, is this licence compatible?


On 22/02/19 at 08:47pm, Oisin Herriott (Insight Global Inc) via Talk-GB

  Hi Everyone,


  Our Open Maps team ( https://github.com/microsoft/open-maps ) 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:



  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







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