On Mon, 2018-02-19 at 13:29 +0000, Robert Whittaker (OSM lists) wrote: > Some of you may have already seen that a few weeks ago I eventually > got a positive response from Post Office Ltd. (POL) to a request I > made for a re-usable list of their branches, and permission to use it > to help improve OpenStreetMap: > https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/re_use_request_for_post_office > _d > > The raw branch list data can be found at > http://robert.mathmos.net/osm/postoffice/data/ and it licensed under > the Open Government Licence v3. It includes ID numbers, branch names, > addresses, locations, and opening hours. > > I've adapted one of my previous comparison tools to compare the > dataset to what is currently in OSM, and the results can be seen at > http://robert.mathmos.net/osm/postoffice/progress/ . I was hoping > we'd > be able to use some form of automated matching and import, but I > don't > think the data is quite good enough for that. In particular, the > locations aren't always accurate and sometimes appear not to have > been > updated following a branch move. (Based on a small sample that I've > matched so far, it looks like 10-15% may be out by more than 100m.) > Also the address data isn't easy to automatically parse into the OSM > keys.
I’ve taken a brief look, and this looks very useful, thanks Robert. Philip
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