[Talk-GB] VectorMap District: Completely crazy idea, maybe, but...
davefox at madasafish.com
Sun Apr 11 02:51:35 BST 2010
Mike Harris wrote:
> The lack of public right of way information is disappointing - but it
> is within OSM's capabilities to walk and map it. However, the lack of
> field boundary information is a serious deficiency as these are
> invaluable in practice to walkers attempting to plan, navigate, record
> and publish walks - especially in the more lowland and more farmed
> areas. Without the OS's right to enter onto private land without any
> advance permission, OSM mappers will remain seriously hampered in any
> attempt to map field boundaries. Hedges may be visible in good quality
> satellite or aerial photography but fences (and especially electric
> fences) will be very difficult.
I agree field boundaries are valuable for walkers, but only those
abutting or near PROWS are relevant & these are obviously obtainable by
walking there. Spring is in the air, put your boots on a go walking!
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