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OSM Schools Progress in the 'KW' Postal Area

The blue circles on the map are schools from the official lists that haven't been matched to an OSM object. The red circles are OSM objects that haven't been matched to a school on the official list. The lines represent matches from the official data to OSM objects. Dark green lines represent a match based on the ref:edubase (England & Wales), ref:seedcode (Scotland) and ref:deni (Northern Ireland) tags. Light green lines represent a match based on location in the absense of an OSM ref:* tag. Orange lines represnt a match based on location, with an incorrect ref:* tag. The location matches can match the wrong schools, particularly in inner-city areas where there are many schools in close proximity. To fix incorrect location matches, add the appropriate ref:* tag to the OSM amenity=school objects. For more information see below.

Schools not matched to an OSM Object

Note that only OSM ways and relations tagged with amenity=school or amenity=college are checked for possible matches. In most cases, any nodes tagged like this would be better converted to way polygons covering the whole of the school site. The matching process is simplistic, so an incorrect matching may result in a different nearby school being the one that is really missing. Also, it is not currently clear what licence the official Edubase / Scottish Government data can be re-used under. Until this is clarified, you should not use the data below directly to add schools to OSM. However, knowing that there is a school missing in a particular area, you may be able to add that school using other sources -- e.g. Bing, OS Street View, and by searching for the possible school's own website.

Official ID Postcode Official Name
5110220 (S) KW14 7SS Farr Primary School - Bettyhill

OSM Objects not matched to a school on the official lists

Entries here could be due to: Former schools that have now closed, more than one area being tagged for a single school, the official entry for a real school being matched incorrectly to a different OSM object, or institutions not included in the official lists being tagged as schools in OSM. Not all of these entries will be errors in the OSM data, so be careful before making any edits.

OSM Object OSM Name OSM Ref JRC
w461522268 +J
w1050047034 +J
w919284487 +J
w508702476 North Highland College/University of the Highlands +J
w393519708 North Ronaldsay Community School 6001726 +J
w508703936 Noss Primary School +J
w893656723 Old School +J
w508615406 Pennyland Primary School +J
w396051782 South Primary School 5102529 +J

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

Schools matched to an OSM object by location

Note that the matching is very simplistic, just taking the nearest unmatched OSM amenity=school or amenity=college way or relation within 1km of the postcode centroid of each official entry in turn. Where several school sites are in close proximity, they may be matched incorrectly.

Official ID Postcode Official Name OSM Object OSM Name MN MR MPC Offset JRC
6002927 (S) KW17 2PE Evie Primary School w181002751 Evie Community School + + 14 m +J
5108225 (S) KW10 6RW Golspie Primary School w992542946 Golspie Primary School + + 285 m +J
6001521 (S) KW17 2TN Hope Primary School w180229290 Hope Community School + 171 m +J
6001920 (S) KW17 2BU Papa Westray Community School w182546346 + 201 m +J
5101026 (S) KW14 7NY Pennyland Primary School w61318765 + 75 m +J
6003834 (S) KW17 2AE Stronsay Junior High School w181840649 + 192 m +J

Schools matched to an OSM object by reference number

Official ID Postcode Official Name OSM Object OSM Name MN MPC Offset
5100127 (S) KW1 4TT Bower Primary School w396110495 Bower Primary School 1365 m
5110726 (S) KW9 6PF Brora Primary School w396115386 Brora Primary School 116 m
6000223 (S) KW17 2SS Burray Primary School w181492568 Burray Primary School 221 m
5100224 (S) KW1 4YH Canisbay Primary School w396113486 Canisbay Primary School 337 m
5100321 (S) KW14 8UA Castletown Primary School w508615434 Castletown Primary School 315 m
5100429 (S) KW14 8XP Crossroads Primary School w396114067 Crossroads Primary School 494 m
6000428 (S) KW17 2JA Dounby Community School w189074869 Dounby Community School 563 m
5100526 (S) KW6 6ED Dunbeath Primary School w396114974 Dunbeath Primary School 38 m
6000525 (S) KW17 2AA Eday Primary School w435839796 Eday Primary School 53 m
5110432 (S) KW14 7SS Farr High School w439206397 Farr High School 321 m
6000924 (S) KW17 2ES Firth Primary School w189092352 Firth Primary School 321 m
6003427 (S) KW15 1RP Glaitness School w268755174 Glaitness School 40 m
5109531 (S) KW10 6RF Golspie High School w104258816 Golspie High School 54 m
5100623 (S) KW12 6YN Halkirk Primary School w396104576 Halkirk Primary School 153 m
5110823 (S) KW8 6JW Helmsdale Primary School w282337306 Helmsdale Primary School 116 m
5100720 (S) KW1 4XB Keiss Primary School w446905913 Keiss Primary School and Nursery 222 m
6002730 (S) KW15 1QN Kirkwall Grammar School w435839834 Kirkwall Grammar School 72 m
5100925 (S) KW3 6BJ Lybster Primary School w396107009 Lybster Primary School 202 m
5110122 (S) KW14 7YL Melvich Primary School w396099410 Melvich Primary School 81 m
5101328 (S) KW14 7DH Miller Academy Primary School w508615380 Miller Academy Primary School 101 m
5101425 (S) KW14 8HL Mount Pleasant Primary School w508615411 Mount Pleasant Primary School 61 m
1003496 (S) KW1 5ND Newton Park Primary w508702454 Newton Park Primary School 177 m
6002838 (S) KW16 3NX North Walls Community School w396117151 North Walls Community School 120 m
1003526 (S) KW1 4DT Noss primary school w508702474 Noss Primary School 92 m
6001823 (S) KW17 2RB Orphir Community School w396232971 Orphir Community School 420 m
6001629 (S) KW15 1PJ Papdale Primary School w114253219 Papdale Primary School 47 m
5101123 (S) KW14 7RE Reay Primary School w396103797 Reay Primary School 296 m
6002129 (S) KW17 2PR Rousay Primary School w396414774 Rousay Primary School 49 m
6003230 (S) KW17 2AY Sanday Community School w182086434 Sanday Community School 731 m
6003621 (S) KW17 2DY Shapinsay Community School w181512625 Shapinsay School 801 m
6003729 (S) KW17 2QG St Andrew's Primary School w186895225 St Andrews Primary School 1078 m
6002420 (S) KW16 3LB Stenness Community School w178664931 Stenness Community School 464 m
6003532 (S) KW16 3JS Stromness Academy r13745291 Stromness Academy 276 m
6002528 (S) KW16 3JS Stromness Primary School w288899489 Stromness Primary School 193 m
5101220 (S) KW1 5TR Thrumster Primary School w283357815 Thrumster Primary School 10 m
5102030 (S) KW14 7DS Thurso High School w508615391 Thurso High School 88 m
5101522 (S) KW1 5YJ Watten Primary School w396108154 Watten Primary School 89 m
6003036 (S) KW17 2DH Westray Junior High School w395700228 Westray Junior High School 263 m
5102138 (S) KW1 5LT Wick High School w508702455 Wick High School 282 m

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