[Talk-GB] Footpath numbering

Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) ajrlists at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 17 11:27:30 GMT 2010

I've last week added all the ref= numbers for my local footpaths. I went
into the library and took the definitive written route description book off
the shelf, not the map. Is the written list that is definitive (or at least
used to be).



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>bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Bob Hawkins
>Sent: 17 March 2010 8:52 AM
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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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