[Talk-transit] NaPTAN case study

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Thu Oct 22 12:55:52 BST 2009

Christopher Osborne wrote:
> Hello all
> As part of the data.gov.uk <http://data.gov.uk> experiments, I had 
> several encounters with top brass of various gov departments. They 
> were very excited in the NaPTAN import, none of them had heard about 
> it and as far as I know it is the first example of crowdsourced 
> improvements to a UK gov dataset.
> Very glad to see http://mappa-mercia.org/novam/ is back online today. 
> I need to prepare some briefing information to send back to top brass, 
> and was wondering where are some good locations to show off the great 
> work OSMappers have been doing with the NaPTAN data?
> -- 
> Christopher Osborne
> www.itoworld.com <http://www.itoworld.com>
We have checked about 75% of the stops in Hull. I have established a 
contact in the city council's transport team who has received the data 
we have checked with all of our comments about what we found so far.  I 
hope he will use the data to feed back to NaPTAN so eventually the 
quality will improve all round. 

I created a simple overlay for the city http://bus.raggedred.net to help 
to show the progress but also to highlight stops that we have found that 
need correction to the NaPTAN data. I like the idea and the look of 
NOVAM, esp. because it is national and updates regularly, but it doesn't 
yet show quite what I need to help the council team.

Cheers, Chris

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