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OSM Pharmacy Mapping Progress in the 'WC' 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 WC postal area, 16 out of 19 pharmacies are matched to OSM objects, which is 84.2%.

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
1041552 WC1N 3LW Boutalls Chemist
1041551 WC1V 7EG Superdrug Pharmacy
1041559 WC1B 5AN Zen Healthcare

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
n1334044904 Boots
w273610343 Boots
n2103368469 Easy Health
w345692388 Healthxchange Pharmacy
w431783120 Shiv Pharmacy
w272006371 The Organic Pharmacy

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
9011511 WC2R 0QE Boots n603138296 Boots 269 m
9011172 WC2E 9NT Boots n7177934791 Boots 3 m
1041571 WC2N 5HS Boots n568544257 Boots 15 m
1041549 WC1V 6AT Boots n890557319 Boots 19 m
1085015 WC2B 6PP Boots n544506127 Boots 53 m
1041540 WC1N 1AE Boots w291643499 Boots 47 m
9011119 WC2R 1HH Boots w148523748 Boots 28 m
1041572 WC2B 5QA Essential Pharmacy w278113360 Essentials 10 m
1086669 WC2N 4LJ Helios Homoeopathy Pharmacy (London) w559566130 Boots 264 m
1041560 WC1B 4BB Holborn Pharmacy n311877309 Holborn Pharmacy 19 m
1041553 WC1H 9QX John Walker Chemist w292236614 John Walker Chemist 1 m
1041541 WC1A 2SA Kerrs Chemist w157748194 Chinese Medicine Centre 96 m
9010937 WC1E 6AG Lloydspharmacy w294886282 Chinese Pharmacy 156 m
1041544 WC1X 8TP Starr Chemist w33622797 Starr Pharmacy 26 m
1041588 WC2N 5LH Superdrug Pharmacy w68807968 Superdrug 33 m
9011499 WC2N 6RH The Pharmacy at Embankment Place n346347172 Boots 95 m

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