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.


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