[Talk-GB] Telegraph releases Green Belt data

Ralph Smyth RalphS at cpre.org.uk
Wed Nov 28 15:37:49 GMT 2012


This afternoon the Daily Telegraph has released Green Belt data for
England. Could anyone import this into OSM? If so how might it be
rendered? 

 

www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/greenpolitics/planning/9708387/Interactive-map
-Englands-green-belt.html

"This map is the first time it has been possible for members of the
public to easily see which areas are green belt land, and which are not.


The Department for Communities and Local Government released the data
for the 2011 green belt to the Telegraph, and it is being made available
here to view, explore, share and download. 

Previously the data has only been available at a cost of tens of
thousands of pounds from a third party, despite the location of green
belt land being identified by councils using taxpayer money. 

Expert users may also download a copy of the green belt map
<http://s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/html/Years/2012/GreenBeltMap/2011%20G
reen%20belt%20boundaries.zip>  (29MB ZIP file) for use in geographic
information systems (GIS)."

 

OSM already has many other forms of environmental data so it would be
great if this could be included.

 

 

Ralph Smyth
Senior Transport Campaigner, Barrister
Campaign to Protect Rural England

www.cpre.org.uk/what-we-do/transport
<http://www.cpre.org.uk/what-we-do/transport> 

 

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