[OSM-talk-ie] Import of Placename Database of Ireland

Stephen Roulston sroulston at me.com
Thu Jun 4 16:19:02 UTC 2015

I can try to contact Pat McKay and Kay Muhr who used to work on the project under Mícheál, if that would be helpful. I knew others in Land and Property Services (formerly Ordnance Survey) who could have helped but, in the nature of Civil Servants, they have moved on. 

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> On 4 Jun 2015, at 14:18, Killyfole and District Development Association <webmaster at killyfole.org.uk> wrote:
> From the material on their website they have some of the townlands for Co 
> Fermanagh, however the locations are wrong.  Is this something we could work 
> with them to try and resolve?
> PlacenamesNI seem to be in the process of linking to Logainm and vice versa.  
> In the what’s new section ( http://www.placenamesni.org/whatsnew.php ) they 
> announce the creation of a two-way electronic link-up.  I have tried to 
> contact Professor Mícheál Ó Mainnín but have been unable to establish any kind 
> of communication, I believe he is a very busy person.  However, a few other 
> people who have worked on the Placenames Project seem to be very open to the 
> idea of working with OSM, especially the ability to display the map in Irish 
> language.
>> On Thursday 04 Jun 2015 13:27:34 Rory McCann wrote:
>> Hi Stephen,
>> Here's a quick map of what's in Logainm: http://imgur.com/RFOP30Q
>> As you can see they have a little bit of data for the North, but it's
>> nearly entirely "Republic only". Alas.
>> Maybe when we import it, we can give them a dump (in their format) of
>> townlands (etc) for NI? Or if we please logain, then maybe Placenames
>> NI might be encouraged to open some data?
>> Rory
>>> On 04/06/15 00:04, Stephen Roulston wrote:
>>> Sounds really great Rory.
>>> Do you know if the Logainm database covers the North? Placenamesni
>>> has a fairly comprehensive, but incomplete coverage of the Irish
>>> names, but I don't know how easy it would be to access them. KDDA
>>> has great contacts in Placenamesni if required.
>>> Stephen
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