[Talk-GB] Local Authority rights of way information

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Wed Dec 21 11:07:59 UTC 2016


Have any Local Authorities released their definitive maps or statements under OGL? I want to know so I can use examples as a lever to persuade East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull City councils to release *anything* as open data. 

Chris Hill
(User chillly)



> On 21 Dec 2016, at 10:54, Dave F <davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Paul
> Short answer: Yes, it can be incorporated as long as it's been issued under the Open Government Licence.
> http://www.rowmaps.com/ <http://www.rowmaps.com/>
> 
> However, this data is not always the most accurate & the consensus is that it's much better if "witnessed" by walking it. For example, the direction of a few paths on the OS map in my area are set by hedgerows which have long since been uprooted.
> 
> DaveF 
> 
> 
> On 21/12/2016 10:39, Paul Berry wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> 
>> As you probably know, local authorities must keep available an up-to-date copy of rights of way for inspection. Can this information then be incorporated into OSM, having been witnessed, or is it a case of public but copyrighted? I'm currently nursing a complaint about a rural right of way blockage (without a stopping-up order) in my area and have had the need to get very familiar with my local footpaths...
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Paul
>> 
>> 
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