[Talk-GB] Kent County Council Highways Gazetteer

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Sun Jan 3 11:36:44 GMT 2010

While searching the internet for arbitration in a case where "local 
wisdom" appeared to conflict with OSM data I came across the Kent County 
Council Highways Gazetteer. It contains a "complete" list of roads in 
Kent, including their reference, road number, name, official 
classification, parish and length.

It's a PDF file, linked from here:

I would like to use this document to classify minor roads correctly as 
"unclassified" or "tertiary", add the official road number, at least to 
the "tertiary" roads, i.e. C-roads, and possibly "access=permissive" 
where the road is a privately maintained road (assuming unhindered 
access etc. as described on the Wiki).

There is no sign of any OS-encumbrances; there is no real location 
information in the file. The KCC (together with district councils I 
assume) can be considered a fairly authoritative source for this 

Would it be OK to derive tagging in this way? Should we get explicit 
permission from KCC first? Anyone got any experience with this, or 
example emails for this kind of request?


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