You are in: Rob's OSM Stuff » Pharmacy » Progress » KW

OSM Pharmacy Mapping Progress in the 'KW' Postal Area

Note: There is currently no licence to use the pharmacy registration data from the General Pharmaceutical Council in Open Street Map. So you must not make any OpenStreetMap edits based on the circles on the map, or the data in the popups or tables below. The data can be used to inform surveys though. You may also find that some pharmacies are listed in the FHRS dataset, which is available for use in OSM.

In the KW postal area, 7 out of 12 pharmacies are matched to OSM objects, which is 58.3%.

The blue circles on the map are pharmacies on the official register that haven't been matched to an OSM object. The red circles are OSM objects that haven't been matched to a pharmacy on the official register. The green lines represent matches from the register to an OSM object. For more information see below.

Pharmacies not matched to an OSM Object

The matching process is simplistic, so an incorrect matching may result in a different nearby pharmacy being the one that is really missing. Also, it is not currently clear what licence the official register data can be re-used under. Until this is clarified, you should not use the data below directly to add pharmacies to OSM. However, knowing that there is a pharmacy missing in a particular area, you may be able to add that using other sources.

Official ID Postcode Official Name
1105648 KW17 2HT Dounby Pharmacy
1042970 KW9 6QN Right Medicine Pharmacy
1041963 KW1 5AX Right Medicine Pharmacy
1042801 KW16 3BS W.H.B. Sutherland Ltd.
1041956 KW14 8AG Well

OSM Objects not matched to a pharmacy on the register

Entries here could be due to: Former pharmacies that have now closed, more than one object being tagged for a single pharmacy, the register entry for a real pharmacy being matched incorrectly to a different OSM object, or businesses (e.g. non-dispensing chemists) being tagged incorrectly as pharmacies in OSM. Not all of these entries will be errors in the OSM data, so be careful before making any edits. Also, it is not currently clear what licence the official register data can be re-used under. Until this is clarified, you should not use the data below directly to make edits to OSM.

OSM Object OSM Name
n8833239829 Boots

Note: The entries above are based on a larger bounding box, so will also include unmatched OSM objects from neighbouring postal areas.

Pharmacies matched to an OSM object

Note that the matching is very simplistic, just taking the nearest unmatched OSM pharmacy object within a certain radius of the postcode centroid of each official entry in turn. Where several pharmacies are in close proximity, they may be matched incorrectly.

Official ID Postcode Official Name OSM Object OSM Name Offset NM
1041961 KW1 4NE Boots w628275844 Boots 23 m
1042800 KW15 1HQ Boots n8833481570 Superdrug 9 m
1042973 KW10 6TG Golspie Pharmacy n6154112644 Mitchells Chemist 58 m
1041962 KW1 4LR Right Medicine Pharmacy n6716422326 Reid's Pharmacy 1 m
1041957 KW14 8EJ Sutherland n4985685663 Numark Pharmacist (Williamsons's) 21 m
1093183 KW15 1DN Sutherlands Pharmacy n1293249559 Sutherland Pharmacy 22 m
1041958 KW14 8EJ W.H.B. Sutherland Ltd. n6716046360 Sutherland's 32 m

For full details of data sources and import dates, see

Data derived from OpenStreetMap data, © OpenStreetMap Contributors, licensed under Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). XAPI courtesy of Overpass API.