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OS Locator update 201305

Posted by robert on 5 May 2013 in English (English)

Ordnance Survey have just released their May 2013 version of OS Locator, the comprehensive gazetteer for GB. According to my calculations there are 5247 new entries and 3694 removed entries since the last release in November.

I've updated my comparison tool Musical Chairs with the new data. New entries tend to show up prominently in the "recent relevant updates" view mode for a few days after an update, so this is a good way of taking a look at what's changed in your area.

I'd suggest GB mappers take a look at their area, even if not for the purpose of mapping - new releases of Locator often reveal some interesting things about new building projects and developments.

OS Locator Musical Chairs screenshot from 20130505

Comment from Mappo on 7 May 2013 at 10:06

Is there any evidence that the OS are taking on board the discrepencies found and annotated by OSM by not:name etc?

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Comment from robert on 7 May 2013 at 19:31

Not that I'm aware of. I think some people have tried pointing the OS in the right direction or sending lists back, but I don't think we've heard much back.

Of course, that's not really the primary purpose of not:name from my point of view. It's a good way of notating things for us.

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