[Talk-GB] PRoW surveying authorities (Was: Guidance for adding PRoW to OSM: prow_ref=)

Nick Whitelegg Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Fri Jan 25 10:42:02 GMT 2013

>>>Not entirely tangential question - Is there any chance that the designation tag will be rendered in the default mapnik anytime soon / ever? >>Or is there somewhere that already exists that >renders designations? 

>>Yes - www.free-map.org.uk. (at least for southern and northern England and Wales)

>sad to say it doesn't appear to cover the chilterns - I think it might have done a while ago, but not now :'(

It covers most of the counties at:


plus Wales (all - easier to deal with being a more sparsely-populated area hence less data)

It's just about impossible on my server to import the whole of England, let alone the UK, into postgres using osm2pgsql, so I'm having to do it county-by-county. Consequently I'm restricted to using (most of) the counties on Geofabrik.

I could add Oxfordshire (available on geofabrik) to the coverage area, would that help for your area?

I do have one or two possible offers of server space so there is the possibility of extending Freemap back to the whole of the UK.


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