[OSM-talk] Fwd: Official database of 350, 00 GB bus stops etc and 50, 000 places to be made available!

Peter Miller 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!
http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-gb-thenorth/
http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-gb-westmidlands/
http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-gb-london/


Regards,


Peter


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  
> under
> 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
> available.
>
> This data would be made available in XML or CSV formats as per
> published standards here:
> http://www.naptan.org.uk/
> http://www.nptg.org.uk/
>
> 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".
> http://ideasintransit.org/
>
> 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.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/NaPTAN
>
>
> Regards
>
>
> Peter Miler
> ITO World Ltd
> ----
>

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