[Talk-GB] The curious case of USRN 20602512

osm at poppe.dev osm at poppe.dev
Wed Jul 15 07:35:54 UTC 2020

> I've made an FOI request yesterday and am awaiting a reply. What we could also do is find a local mapper to answer what he knows about the street.

Getting back to something fun, this is what turned up yesterday:

Your request:
In the ELTHORNE ward, SOA E01001248, there’s a small road-stub  between the area ROYAL GDNS. and BOSTON GDNS., that runs approximately between the WGS84-coordinates 51.4981160°N 0.3283307°W and 51.4984358°N 0.3273347°W (OSGB36 between  516136/179011 and 516205/179048).
As an editor in OpenStreetMap I am looking for the NAME of this street stub, that is available under the Open Government License or any other OpenDatabaseLicense-compliant form of publication.

Your request has been assessed and the following information is provided in response:

We wish to refer you to the Adopted Roads map for this information.  
This can found via:
You are free to use this information for your own use, including for non-commercial research purposes. It may also be used for the purposes of news reporting. Any other type of re-use, for example publishing the information, issuing copies to the public or marketing, will require our permission as copyright holder.   
If you intend to re-use this information in this manner you must apply to us.

Firstly, that reply came mere hours after I changed the way to "noname=yes" and closing the note so that StreetComplete wouldn't complain any longer (adding ref:usrn=20602512 of course) after I had spoken to a local mapper and he went to the street and thoroughly checked again, that there's really no street name signed whatsoever. This adds to impecable timing in my life over the last few weeks *sic*

Secondly, lookig at that map, the adopted road scheme REALLY thinks, that this road is called "Fairfield Road". Darn.

So, now my question is this: The response said "If you intend to re-use this information in this manner you must apply to us.". Is this a process that I want to go through (given, I ever find out who "us" is) and then put the answer under https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Permissions?


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