[OSM-talk] Fwd: Official database of 350, 00 GB bus stops etc and 50, 000 places to be made available!
peter.miller at itoworld.com
Tue Dec 23 14:59:13 GMT 2008
Here is a copy of an email I just posted to talk-GB. A great Xmas
present from the UK government to OSM!
When we have our new 'talk-transit' list we can get stuck into the
technical modeling decisions there and I suggest the main import
decisions are discussed on talk-gb.
Can someone cross post to talk just so everyone knows what is coming
to an area near them!
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Peter Miller <petermiller63 at gmail.com>
> Date: 23 December 2008 14:48:24 GMT
> To: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Official database of 350,00 GB bus stops etc and 50,000
> places to be made available!
> I am pleased to be able to announce that after discussions between
> various OSM contributors and the DfT / Traveline over the past
> months we are now able to make this announcement just in time for
> Xmas :)
> The UK Department for Transport, together with Traveline, is offering
> to make available the bulk of the data from their NaPTAN and NPTG
> data sets to
> the OpenStreetMap project.
> The National Public Transport Access Nodes (NaPTAN) dataset contains
> details of some 350,000 public transport access points in Great
> Britain including bus stops,
> railway stations, tram stops and ferry terminals. This data
> includes a name, geocode, official code and other information useful
> to the project.
> The National Public Transport Gazetteer (NPTG) dataset is a gazetteer
> of some 50,000 place names in the UK with a name and a geocode. These
> places are arranged in a hierarchy so that it is known that Camden is
> in London. Again there is additional information in the data set that
> is useful to the project.
> The Department requires that the official identifier for each feature
> is also included in the imported data to allow the movement of these
> features to be tracked over time and for updates to potentially be
> added in the future.
> For the avoidance of doubt the datasets themselves will remain Crown
> copyright. The Department
> is however offering a single one-off bulk import to OpenStreetMap
> the required CCBYSA licence used on OSM. It may from time to time
> offer updates, but this is not guaranteed at this stage. It is in
> principle happy with also making the data available on the ODbL
> licence but
> would make a final decision when the text for the licence is made
> This data would be made available in XML or CSV formats as per
> published standards here:
> The process of releasing the data would be as follows:
> A trusted technical team (possibly consisting of one person) with OSM
> is identified
> An import process will be designed by the team and agreed with the
> contact person at the DfT
> The department will then release a copy of NaPTAN and NPTG to a
> nominated individual for the purpose of entering the agreed data into
> OSM in the agreed format.
> On completion of the import the source datasets would be deleted.
> I think you will all agree that this is a major opportunity for the
> OSM-GB project
> and one which we should respond to positively.
> I (Peter Miller/PeterIto) will make the introduction and will be
> happy to be on the
> team but am not offering to do the bulk of the technical work.
> This work is supported in this work by 'IdeasInTransit' which is a
> five year research project funded by the UK government examining
> "what happens when people
> and the power of the crowd come together with technology to address
> the transport challenges faced by individuals and society".
> I have added the key points from this post to a new NaPTAN wiki page
> where we can discuss the implications of this opportunity and how we
> take advantage of it.
> Peter Miler
> ITO World Ltd
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