[Talk-GB] Definitive Public Right Of Way map for Northumberland

Graham Stewart graham at dalmuti.net
Thu Apr 21 12:14:42 BST 2011

Thank TimsSC - I knew it wouldn't be simple! :(

Where do we stand if I manually create a way (i.e. by tracing from Bing
imagery or by surveying it) and then refer to this published definitive
map to determine if it is a designated footpath/bridleway/BOAT? (And
possibly get other details that could be used in tags/notes like an

Presumably this would be using the council's data and we would need some
form of agreement with them?

(God how I hate licensing/copyright issues!)

If anyone has already had any contact with Northumberland council about
this can they shout out? 
If we do need to contact them I wouldn't want to just go over old


On Thu, 21 Apr 2011 10:46 +0100, "TimSC" <mapping at sheerman-chase.org.uk>
> On 21/04/11 10:40, Graham Stewart wrote:
> > Northumberland county council have a definitive PROW map, showing "over
> > 3000 miles of public rights of way in Northumberland" available online
> > at:
> > http://maps.northumberland.gov.uk/prow/frontsheet.asp?Cmd=INIT&Height=600&Width=1000
> >
> > How could we go about using this rather excellent resource in OSM?
> >
> >    
> You might want to take a look at an earlier thread starting here:
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-gb/2011-March/011253.html
> In short, there is some controversy as to if the deinitive map is a 
> derived work from OS products. The council also have copyright on the 
> data. It would be excellent to negotiate with the right parties to get 
> permission to use it, as it was not included in OS Opendata.
> TimSC

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