OpenStreetMap - The Quality Issue

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Presented at the 46th Society of Cartographers Summer School in Manchester on September 10 2010. The abstract for the talk was as follows: "OpenStreetMap is coming of age, but as it starts to be used more in the mainstream, the age-old questions of quality and completeness are coming to the fore. A range of data sources have been used to build up the map in the UK, from GPS traces to aerial imagery, historic mapping, NaPTAN and the OS Open Data release, each with their own benefits and limitations. This talk looks at a number of studies and tools developed to quantify, compare and address accuracy and coverage of the project in the UK, in an attempt to answer the key questions - is it complete yet and just how good is it?"

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