Here in Canada there was a push recently to add hundreds or thousands of
missing gas stations across the country recently.
It seems this dataset includes the Shell stations only (at least in BC),
but it does seem generally accurate and helpful. The positions match very
closely with existing stations and satellite imagery, and even for existing
stations it adds postcode, opening hours, phone numbers.

My concern would be whether all these stations are correct today. I did
notice one station in the map that closed in 2014/2015 and was removed from
OSM, yet appears in this dataset. We don't want to be re-adding long-closed

On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 10:07 AM, Christoph Hormann <> wrote:

> On Wednesday 07 March 2018, Ilya Zverev wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > Following the recent UK Shell stations import, I've got ahold of the
> > entire NavAds dataset. A major part of it are fuel stations all
> > across the world: UK, US, France, Germany, Australia, and many other
> > countries. [...]
> I don't want to comment on the import itself - have done so in the past,
> nothing really to add - except maybe that i looked for documentation of
> the mentioned UK Shell stations import on the wiki or an entry in the
> import catalogue - both of which are required by the import guidelines
> and neither of which seems to exist (and neither for this import
> apparently).
> The import guidelines also clearly state that
> "You must not import the data without local buy-in"
> which leads me to conclude that for a multi-country import you have to
> consult with each of the local communities affected individually.
> The local communities need to have the right to object to the import or
> to have specific local conventions regarding tagging that the import
> needs to follow in their domain.  Local mappers must not be required to
> write here in English to ask questions and raise concens about local
> aspects to be heard.
> --
> Christoph Hormann
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