[Talk-GB] Sustrans & OSM

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Wed Oct 9 23:26:43 UTC 2019

I've had the occasional limited discussions on social media. Arguments 
against using OSM fall into

1. Claim of no cost to use OS data as it's via local authority 
licensing. Unsure if it's all LAs
2. They "wanted to use mapping that had 100% reliable data for the users 
3. Mild resentment at being informed they may not be using the best 

Can you check if they have a sponsorship agreement with OS?


On 09/10/2019 17:31, Edward Bainton wrote:
> Hi all
> I'm meeting the local Sustrans office next week as they've asked me to
> compile a 'map' of the NCN mileposts in my area (I think they really mean
> an inventory with locator maps).
> Obviously I'll be using OSM, and trying to get them to see the benefits of
> doing the same. OSM seems to be largely unknown in the local office.
> 1. Does anyone know *any history of engaging with Sustrans*, to inform my
> lobbying?
> There's mention on the wiki
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_National_Cycle_Network#Tagging_information>
> of
> them making milepost locations available for mapping - but that's a long
> time ago now.
> 2. Here's a sample page
> <https://www.dropbox.com/s/c3d686qnu77t0mz/Millennium%20milepost%20Compilation.doc.pdf?dl=0>
> of what they sent me as a precedent.
> *Any suggestions for how to leverage OSM's capabilities to improve it?*
> I ask as a non-techie. My own thoughts: put it online & wikify; 'live'
> locator maps updating as OSM changes; filterable by NCN route.
> Thanks as ever
> Edward / eteb3
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