[Talk-GB] Proper Rights of Way coverage map

Nick Whitelegg Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Fri Oct 23 10:42:39 BST 2009

Hello everyone,

Following on from the unintentional rights-of-way coverage map generated 
by zooming out from the OSM/First Edition mashup that I mentioned the 
other day, I've now done a script to generate a real one.

It's available at


That page also details what I consider "rights of way". It shows quite 
well which areas of England and Wales have good ROW coverage and which 
need a lot more work (a project for 2010, perhaps?)

Also see the blog post


Note that these maps are generated from Freemap's copy of the OSM 
database, so might be up to a week out of date. I normally update Freemap 
weekly so some animations should be possible in future!

Also note that areas immediately around the big cities are excluded from 
the Freemap database, but then they wouldn't have many rights of way 


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