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Posted by sdoerr on 20 April 2011 in English (English)

Spent a frustrating couple of hours today trying to gather missing street-names and confirming what I already suspected - that most of them were in inaccessible areas, namely the military base in Gillingham and Chatham Historic Dockyard. Spent two hours driving around and came back with three street-names. Anyway,I decided in the end to copy the ones on the military base from OS OpenData - StreetView in the first instance, Locator if necessary. Chatham Dockyard - I may pay the £15 to go in during normal visiting hours or I may try to get them to let me in for free by explaining what I'm trying to do.

Still thinking about the Contributor Terms. Have declined them for the time being while I make up my mind. I imagine I will accept them in the end.

Comment from netman55 on 21 April 2011 at 22:30

Unfortunately security won't let roam around the more private parts of the Historic Dockyard without express permission from the Historic Dockyard trust. About a year ago I was asked by a company to do job in this area and despite discussion with the Trust, they were having none it so the job I was trying to do had to be abandoned. A visitor ticket will admit you for the year so you will have plenty of time to wander around the public areas and a bit more if you are lucky.

As for the new CT's section 2 is the show stopper for me, which I was meaning to comment on, but I am way too busy running around the Allhallows & Grain area at the moment on non-OSM activity which if it were not for the crazy new CT's, OSM would have benefited a fair bit from

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Comment from netman55 on 22 April 2011 at 08:58

... should read "won't let you roam". Wish you could edit your own comments at times

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