[Talk-GB] National Park extensions

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Thu Aug 18 09:47:49 UTC 2016


In May I worked with Shaun Lewis to update the Brecon Beacons NP
boundary. He is the GIS Officer for the Brecon Beacons National Park - I
know that's in Wales, and may not be 100% relevant here. He told me the

"The boundary was digitized on historical OS mapping, aerial
photography, and also Ordnance Survey Mastermap. But i went through a
process with the Ordnance Survey to make it open data, and it now falls
under the Open Government Licence: 

https://data.gov.uk/dataset/brecon-beacons-national-park-boundary "

If there are any residual issues about licensing, maybe Shaun would be
able to assist with some relevant experience. 


On 2016-08-17 18:38, Robert Whittaker (OSM lists) wrote:

> On 17 August 2016 at 16:42, jc129 at mail.com <jc129 at mail.com> wrote: 
>> I know there has been some caution against using Natural England data directly in OSM, so I wasn't surprised that the boundaries weren't immediately updated when the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks were expanded from 1st August. [1]
> I presume the caution that this was because of Licensing issues.
> Natural England are/were using a custom version of the OGL for which
> compatibility with the ODbL used by OSM wasn't guaranteed. They should
> have switched to using the OGL 3 now, but not everything has been
> updated last time I looked.
> If you follow the link from
> https://data.gov.uk/dataset/national-parks-england and register, I
> think you can get a download of the National Park boundaries in either
> Mapinfo or Shapefile format. The website claims they've been updated
> for the August changes (I haven't checked.) Despite some contradictory
> messages along the way, the only thing that could be interpreted as a
> licence that's included with the download says it's OGL3 -- which
> would mean it's ok to use in OSM, provided the appropriate attribution
> statement is added to http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Contributors
> .
> Robert Whittaker
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