[Talk-GB] Telegraph releases Green Belt data

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Wed Nov 28 16:15:10 GMT 2012


Hi Ralph,

I'll get this added to ITO Map in the next day or so.

Shaun

On 28 Nov 2012, at 15:37, "Ralph Smyth" <RalphS at cpre.org.uk> wrote:

> 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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