[Talk-GB] Footpath numbering

Gregory Williams gregory.williams at purplegeodesoftware.co.uk
Wed Mar 17 09:07:58 GMT 2010

I wouldn't take PRoW refs from any source unless I was completely confident
that it's compatible with OSM's license. It sounds like your Chiltern
Society map is an annotated OS map, therefore unsuitable.


Unfortunately I think it depends upon where you live as to how well the refs
are put up on signs. In the last few years I've found that my area of Kent
have done pretty well with getting refs displayed.


From: talk-gb-bounces at openstreetmap.org
[mailto:talk-gb-bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Bob Hawkins
Sent: 17 March 2010 08:52
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Subject: [Talk-GB] Footpath numbering


Footpaths and bridleways are numbered on definitive maps but rarely on
signposts or waymarks.  Often numbered on a parish or community basis (HA10,
for example), their use appears to be for legal puposes mainly, rather than
as an aid to navigation.  Having said that, my local Chiltern Society
footpath map is annotated with the definitve numbers.  So, I wonder what OSM
mappers in GB feel about adding the official numbers to such ways.  I
suspect copyright is an issue because the rights of way numbers will
invariably be on maps based upon the Ordnance Survey, unless anyone knows
that they are available from another source. 

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