British Museum Test

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The "British Museum Test" was proposed as a method to evaluate mapping searches by searching for the top 10 most famous attractions in London.

Results for http://katie.openstreetmap.org/~twain/

  • Tate Modern
    • Correct, but listed 2 nearly identical results for "Attraction" and "Arts centre".
  • British Museum
    • First result is "disused station" that's not even visible on the standard map. Second result correct.
  • National Gallery
    • No results found
  • Natural History Museum
    • First result is Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. 2nd, 3rd and 4th results "correct". "Natural History Museum, London" produced just the 3 "correct" results.
  • British Airways London Eye
    • No results found
  • London Eye
    • First result good. Second result nearby bus stop. Third result "common". Not sure what the "common" means, but otherwise good
  • Science Museum
    • Correct, but listed 2 nearly identical results for "Museum" and "Public Building"
  • The Victoria & Albert Museum
    • Correct, but listed 2 nearly identical results for "Museum;attraction" and "Public Building"
  • V&A Museum
    • Identical results to above (good)
  • The Tower of London
    • Correct, but listed 3 nearly identical results for "Castle", "Attraction" and "Public Building"
  • St Paul’s Cathedral
    • 4 results. First one "Attraction", which is acceptable. Second one "bus stop", Fourth one "Place of Worship". 3rd one = "Place of Worship" in Dundee.
  • National Portrait Gallery
    • No results found