[Talk-GB] Using rights of way data

Henry Gomersall heng at cantab.net
Mon Apr 29 08:18:19 UTC 2013

On Sun, 2013-04-28 at 12:06 +0100, Will Phillips wrote:
> If this data can be used I only plan to use it to supplement ground
> surveys where signage is missing or ambiguous.

It's additional information to ground surveys and should independently
recorded. Rights of way are distinct from path on the ground used for
walking on and should be denoted as such. It's not entirely academic as
there are numerous examples of land owners unilaterally illegally moving
or removing footpaths that are rights of way.

It's not clear from here:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/UK_access_provisions that the legal
distinction is sufficiently unambiguous for rights of way. "Public
footpath" doesn't seem to make the distinction at all clear to me.


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