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OpenStreetMap data for alcohol research: reliability assessment and quality indicators

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There is a growing interest in using OpenStreetMap [OSM] data in health research. We evaluate the usefulness of OSM data for researching the spatial availability of alcohol, a field which has been hampered by difficulties accessing data. We find OSM data is about 50% complete, which is adequate for replicating large scale findings from other studies using alcohol licensing data. Further, we show how OSM quality metrics can be used to select areas with more complete alcohol data. The ease of a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.01.009

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Oxford Internet Institute
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University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division
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Internet Institute
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University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division
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Internet Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Social Policy and Intervention
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Health and Place Journal website
Volume:
50
Pages:
130-136
Publication date:
2018-02-12
Acceptance date:
2018-01-26
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EISSN:
1353-8292
ISSN:
1873-2054
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822774
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uuid:423bd017-c7ae-42fc-9aa8-8c425135370c
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2018-02-03

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