[Talk-transit] NaPTAN case study

Christoph Boehme christoph at b3e.net
Thu Oct 22 14:32:41 BST 2009

Chris Hill <osm at raggedred.net> wrote:
> 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.

Do you think the planned changes to the colour scheme will make it more

I should perhaps also note that NOVAM is not working (properly) in
Internet Explorer (anothrer thing I need to look into).


> Cheers, Chris
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