Someone managed to draw a map of the UK - using only the locations of pubs!

Alas, I have been unable to contact them. Does anyone know the source of their data? I would like to have the lat/long and/or street address of every pub in the uk for a new project.

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    Do you plan to visit them all?
    – user4293
    Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 13:45
  • I have a cunning plan ...
    – Mawg
    Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 13:45

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It says: Data: OpenStreetMap in the image.

You can download OpenStreetMap data dumps in a variety of formats, such as shape-files. Like a database, it will contain nodes of certain types, including one for pubs. They will all include geographic coordinates. Simply extract all the nodes that are pubs and you're there.

  • How did I miss that? It looks like I can just use wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dpub
    – Mawg
    Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 12:46
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    A good way of visually checking if a pub is present is using OpenCycleMap.org as that tends to show them more prominently than other renderings.
    – fooquency
    Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 22:49

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