Sun 13 Sep 2020 5:23PM

Q4 quarterly project 2020 ideas

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It's that time again. The Q3 project of cycle infrastructure will end in early October. Please share your suggestions and ideas for the Q4 project.

Good ideas often include those with an underutilised, suitably licensed, data set.

Ideas have been listed in the wiki page for this, but do not feel limited to it. https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:UK_Quarterly_Project


lakedistrict Sun 13 Sep 2020 9:32PM

  1. EV charging points - has been suggested before and already on the ideas list.

  2. Heritage features such as listed buildings and heritage plaques?


Cj Malone Wed 16 Sep 2020 9:35PM

Defibs could be a good one, they have a clear benefit to communities, and have the potential to get some attention from outside the OSM community. Robert Whittaker already has some tooling for surveying them, and we could create a tool to make adding them easier for none OSM experts.


Cj Malone Mon 21 Sep 2020 10:18PM

Guernsey have a map of there defibs overlaid on an OSM base map, I'm gonna email them in the morning asking if we can work together to get them into OSM.


Robert Whittaker Fri 18 Sep 2020 1:00PM

I've recently been having a play with the Retail Points dataset from Geolytix. (Now available under a licence equivalent to the OGL.) It provides locations and addresses for supermarket and other food outlet chains in the UK. No maps yet, but iv'e got some tables of OSM comparisons and discrepancies up at https://osm.mathmos.net/chains/ . "Brands" might make a good QP. We could work on: getting more of the Retail Points chains mapped (a missing branch of a chain often indicates other things nearby need mapping), getting more brand:wikidata and store website tags added, generally improving the consistency of how branches are mapped, and also on improving the Name Suggestion Index (the think that powers the iD brand suggestions). With a bit of momentum, we might also be able to use the project to help persuade other chains to release their branch data to us to help further improve the map.


Cj Malone Fri 18 Sep 2020 3:39PM

An issue with OGL is that there may be other copyright on the data, and if so it overrides the OGLv3. Does the equivalent license from Geolytix also have that issue? I've done similar things using data scraped from individual store finders when I was trying to update Retail chains in the United Kingdom, but I was careful to just improve the existing OSM tagging (eg adding brand:wikidata) or adding stores I could see via Mapillary, not using the data as a source to add new things.

But I agree that this is a good one, and the arm chair aspect of cleaning up brand tags could be perfect through the winter.


RobJN Mon 21 Sep 2020 8:13PM

I saw quite a bit of back and forth between Robert and Geolytix on Twitter for this so hopefully it is now all good from a licence point of view. Hopefully Robert can shed some light on the situation here.


Dennis Bauszus Thu 24 Sep 2020 11:09AM

That's correct. Robert gave us (I am working for GEOLYTIX) some pointers for the licence to amend which we have done. The data should be good to go into OSM.


Gregory Williams Tue 22 Sep 2020 8:19AM

I've found myself adding quite a few playgrounds recently. On the ground the different types of playground equipment can be added. It's also usually fairly easy to spot a playground in aerial imagery. When adding playgrounds from aerial imagery I've often spotted other issues, such as missing paths, or spiky roads where their shape could be improved.


Dan S Tue 22 Sep 2020 9:06AM

I'd like to argue against playgrounds as a quarterly project. Just like zoos and theme parks, it seems people are happy to map them in exquisite detail, under their own steam. I don't think we need any co-ordinated push on them.


Dan S Tue 22 Sep 2020 9:05AM

Stephen Colebourne discussed on talk-gb tagging modal filters. If we can get tagging agreed, I think that would be a great, useful and timely thing to do.

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