[OSM-talk] Irish placenames anomaly

Richard Cantwell manaboutcouch at gmail.com
Mon Jul 15 11:42:35 UTC 2013


I can confirm that the Irish OSM community (well, Dermot) ran an
import of the GNS data for the island of Ireland in 2007.

The dense blob is the County of Longford where user PaddyMatthews
(http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/PaddyMatthews/edits) has been
painstakingly adding townland and other boundaries (typically
admin_level=10) to the map for the last year or more.

(This is my first post to this list, please excuse any etiquette errors!)

-=-

ManAboutCouch


Barry Hunter Wrote:

>This suggests that the data has come from GNS/NGA
>
>I noticed the same anomoly in Geonames,
>http://forum.geonames.org/gforum/posts/list/268.page
>which used the same source.
>
>Apprently its to do with how the data was digitized from paper maps.
>
>(the dense blob, is likly to be a local mapper!)
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