[OSM-talk] magical road detector to play with

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Thu Feb 3 19:37:12 GMT 2011


That's an interesting idea, I wonder what else lurks on the web, like postcodes for example?

Steve

On Feb 3, 2011, at 11:19 AM, Nic Roets <nroets at gmail.com> wrote:

> Steve,
> 
> Another thing that Bing can help us with is determining address ranges
> of roads. For example, when you spider the web and find references to
> 5, 20 and 48 Lion Street, Pretoria, then it may help the user who is
> mapping that street. Perhaps it's a cul de sac and now he doesn't need
> to travel all the way down it to see where the range ends.
> 
> A little bit of care will be needed to suppress databases that may be
> legally protected. But I can't see any problem if you extract 1
> address per website.
> 
> Regards,
> Nic
> 
> On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 7:17 PM, Steve Coast <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
>> http://www.bing.com/community/site_blogs/b/maps/archive/2011/02/03/automatically-detect-roads-with-bing-aerial-imagery.aspx
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