[Talk-transit] NaPTAN import

Thomas Wood grand.edgemaster at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 18:46:55 GMT 2009

2009/3/19 Peter Miller <peter.miller at itoworld.com>:
> On 19 Mar 2009, at 17:18, Thomas Wood wrote:
>> Yes, this is the first message since the confirmation we can use the data.
>> I did a little more tweaking to the StopArea code at the weekend (not
>> that it matters for the WestMids data).
>> I propose we now do the following:
>> - Download the whole NaPTAN dataset, so to simplify the update
>> process in the future (it'll be easier to merge a complete data set
>> with a single noted timestamp)
>> - Run a conversion and filter on the West Midlands data set for just
>> items in Birmingham.
>> - Show the list 5 or so example stops to show how they've been
>> converted, so we can fix any issues before an import. (And possibly
>> produce a slimmed down slippymap showing the density of data we're
>> importing). If a consensus is reached, we'll run an import under the
>> NaPTAN account. (http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/NaPTAN, which I
>> currently have control of).
>> - Allow Birmingham mappers to trawl the data and work on a set of
>> guidelines of how to bring the data more in-line with OSM, where
>> required.
>> - Open the import to other talk-gb regions.
>> I also propose that the official datasets are kept (privately),
>> converted, and uploaded on/from the OSM dev machine rather than one of
>> our personal ones.
> All sounds good to me.
> When you create the NaPTAN Import user do give that user a description
> saying what it is being used for and also give a link to the 'controllers'
> of that user, ie yourself and I would suggest we have at least one other
> person who knows the password of the NaPTAN Import user.

The account has been in existence for the past few weeks, as yet
unused. Who wants to be the second password holder?

Thomas Wood

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