This past few months I have been noticing the erection of road name signs in the South of Fermanagh, which is great progress if you ignore the outrageous costs involved!

So I decided to ask my Council (Fermanagh and Omagh District Council or FODC for short) if they would consider allowing me access to the list of Roadnames so I could try and improve them on OSM. Needless to say I was shocked and stunned by their offer to release the data under an Open Licence for everyone to use!!

Although this is only the first phase of the project working along A and B class roads in Fermanagh, I am assured that once the next phase is complete they will publish these as well.

I would like to thanks SK53 for his work on converting the Irish grid co-ordinates and displaying the sign data on uMap. You can see his map here.

Comment from RobJN on 8 February 2019 at 19:41

Good work. Just goes to show it’s always worth asking. If you don’t ask, you don’t get!

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