[Talk-GB] Sustrans & OSM

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Thu Oct 10 11:07:42 UTC 2019


(Could you please ensure replies are sent to the forum. Thanks)

Roughly upto around 3-4 years ago, which is why I'm uncertain if a 
sponsorship arrangement is in place.

DaveF

On 10/10/2019 07:41, Edward Bainton wrote:
> Thanks for that.
>
> I will ask re any formal sponsorship etc
>
> May I ask how long ago it is that you were in discussion with them?
> On 10 Oct 2019 00:26, "Dave F via Talk-GB" <talk-gb at openstreetmap.org>
> wrote:
>
>> 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
>> benefit."
>> 3. Mild resentment at being informed they may not be using the best
>> solution.
>>
>> Can you check if they have a sponsorship agreement with OS?
>>
>> DaveF
>>
>> 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> <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> <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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