Changeset 756


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Timestamp:
Mar 2, 2014, 1:48:20 PM (6 years ago)
Author:
Dominic Hargreaves
Message:

soft-disable postcode submissions and update documentation accordingly

Location:
trunk/npemap.org.uk/static
Files:
5 edited

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  • trunk/npemap.org.uk/static/FAQ.html

    r740 r756  
    3737<a name="whatIsIt"></a>
    3838<h3>What is it?</h3>
    39 
    40 <p>There are a lot of applications on websites for being able to tell where
    41 people are from their postcode. For example "Where is my nearest
    42 B&amp;Q?". <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Unfortunately this data is expensive to licence (a few
    43 thousand pounds/year for a website)</span> - It's now under a quite free licence from <a href="http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/opendata/">OS OpenData</a>. <a
    44 href="http://www.freethepostcode.org">Free the postcode</a> are doing a
    45 good job, but it is hard to contribute to their database as you
    46 need a GPS, so they have few postcodes.</p>
    47 
    48 <p>Our goal is to collect public domain postcode location data by getting users to locate
    49 themselves on a map of the country. They need only give the first part
    50 of their postcode, and if we can collect locations for all of these
    51 parts then we can create a database that is good enough for many
    52 applications. We are also accepting complete postcodes and 'partial'
    53 postcodes including the number portion of the second half of the postcode,
    54 in order to improve our accuracy.
    55 </p>
    56 
     39<p>This site was originally set up in order to compile a public domain
     40database of postcode locations whilst people look at our old maps.
     41Nowadays, there is a better, more complete set of data in the
     42form of
     43<a href="http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/opendata/">OS OpenData</a>
     44so there is less need of separate collection efforts. As a result, the
     45postcode collection parts of this site have now been disabled, but you can
     46still use it to browse some lovely old maps of the British Isles.
     47</p>
     48<p>
     49Some of the later parts of this FAQ still refers to the data sets which
     50can be still be downloaded if not updated.
     51</p>
    5752
    5853<a name="licence"></a>
     
    6055
    6156<p>The data will be will be in the public domain; consequently, users
    62 submitting data agree to their submission being in the public domain
    63 when they enter their postcode.</p>
    64 
    65 
    66 <a name="junkMail"></a>
    67 <h3>Will I get more junk mail if I enter my postcode?</h3>
    68 
    69 <p>
    70 No, we are just interested in where the postcode is. We don't collect
    71 your name or house number. Please see our <a href="/privacy.html">privacy policy</a>.</p>
    72 
     57submitting data agreed to their submission being in the public domain
     58when they entered their postcode.</p>
    7359
    7460<a name="whatMaps"></a>
     
    145131
    146132<p>Because they are licensed under Creative Commons Share-alike
    147 licences, so we wouldn't be able to make our data public domain.</p>
     133licences, so we wouldn't be able to make the postcode data public domain.</p>
    148134
    149135<p>There are people who believe that locating a point on a map creates a
    150136derived work, and hence requires a licence. We don't want to be the first
    151137to prove them wrong in a court, as that will be pricy.</p>
    152 
    153 
    154 <a name="freethepostcode"></a>
    155 <h3>Will this data be imported back into Free the Postcode?</h3>
    156 
    157 <p>Probably not directly. We are looking at the best way of presenting
    158 data from both projects whilst not polluting the Free the Postcode database
    159 with our lower accuracy data. We are importing Free the Postcode data into
    160 our database for display, but not re-exporting it currently.</p>
    161 
    162138
    163139<a name="accuracy"></a>
     
    172148
    173149
    174 <a name="houseMissing"></a>
    175 <h3>My house isn't on a 1950s map</h3>
    176 
    177 <p>Find some local landmarks and guess where your house is. This is
    178 accurate enough for our purposes.</p>
    179 
    180 
    181150<a name="pickDecade"></a>
    182151<h3>How do I view maps from different decades?</h3>
     
    202171
    203172
    204 <a name="gps"></a>
    205 <h3>I know exactly where I am, and what my postcode is</h3>
    206 
    207 <p>If you have a GPS, enter your data into <a
    208 href="http://www.freethepostcode.org">Free the Postcode</a> and make the
    209 world a better place.</p>
    210 
    211 
    212173<a name="islands"></a>
    213174<h3>I can't seem to find a certain island on your overview map</h3>
    214175<p>We've put together a list of <a href="islands.html">hard to find
    215176 islands</a>, so you might well be able to find it from there.</p>
    216 
    217 
    218 <a name="howToUse"></a>
    219 <h3>So, how do I use it?</h3>
    220 
    221 <p>Find your location on our map, click where your postcode is, enter
    222 the postcode, agreeing to release your data.</p>
    223177
    224178
  • trunk/npemap.org.uk/static/index.html

    r719 r756  
    7474
    7575<div id="postcodeinfobox">
    76 <p> Whilst looking around, you can tell us about the postcode of where you are
    77 looking. We want to collect information about where postcodes are now by
    78 finding them on old maps.</p>
    79 <p>All you need to do is click on the point in the map and fill in the
    80 postcode. Why not add your house, your place of work, and those of your
    81 friends and family, to help us build a free postcode database?
    82 There is more detail about why we want to do this in
     76<p>Please note that the postcode submission part of this site has now been
     77disabled. For more information please see
    8378the <a href="FAQ.html">FAQ</a>.</p>
    8479</div>
  • trunk/npemap.org.uk/static/privacy.html

    r289 r756  
    55
    66<h3>What data do we collect?</h3>
     7
     8<p><em>This privacy policy mainly relates to the collection of postcodes
     9which we are no longer doing.</em></p>
    710
    811<p> Obviously we collect the postcode that you enter and the
  • trunk/npemap.org.uk/static/tiles/map.html

    r655 r756  
    2121
    2222<div id="theTitle">
    23         <h1>Click on the map to submit postcodes</h1>
     23        <h1>Click on the map to zoom in</h1>
    2424</div>
    2525
     
    123123</div>
    124124<div id="map_container" style="float:left">
    125 <!--
    126   <div id="postcodeinfo">
    127     <span id="postcode"></span>
    128     <input type="hidden" id="pcode_id" name="postcode" />
    129     <input type="text" id="reason" name="reason" />
    130     <input type="text" id="email" name="email" />
    131 
    132   </div>
    133 -->
    134125  <div id="map">
    135126   <noscript><h2>This site requires Javascript</h2><p>Without javascript you cannot see the maps or contribute data</p></noscript>
  • trunk/npemap.org.uk/static/tiles/mapTiles.js

    r717 r756  
    220220                                     Math.round((baseNorthing -0 + tileYratio) *  zooms[zoomLevel]),
    221221                                                                          zoomLevel - 1);
    222     } else {
    223    
    224       showPostcodeWindow(((baseEasting  + tileXratio)*1000), ((baseNorthing +tileYratio)*1000), x, y);
    225 
    226222    }
    227223  }
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