[Talk-GB] Latest OS Opendata

Andy Robinson ajrlists at gmail.com
Wed Aug 9 09:16:10 UTC 2017


Chris,

I guess the bit of interest is the 90% of Public Forest Estate that the Forestry Commission dedicated right of access.
https://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/infd-7rufp5#access

Cheers
Andy

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Hill [mailto:osm at raggedred.net] 
Sent: 08 August 2017 20:08
To: Andy Robinson; 'OSM Talk GB'
Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] Latest OS Opendata

Thanks Andy,

I've asked OS about Forestry Commission land, let's see what they say.

Cheers, Chris (chillly)


On 08/08/2017 09:37, Andy Robinson wrote:
> Nice work Chris. As you say it does contain some privately owned space. It also looks somewhat out of date with changes from a couple of years ago not reflected and missing plenty of smaller play areas within our urban sprawls. A very useful tool for checking though.
>
> Also as this set doesn’t include Forestry Commission land that is fully accessible it can give a false impression of some of our "open spaces". A good example is Cannock Chase (Staffs), which is mix of open space and Forestry Commission.
>
> Cheers
> Andy
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Hill [mailto:osm at raggedred.net]
> Sent: 07 August 2017 22:34
> To: OSM Talk GB
> Subject: [Talk-GB] Latest OS Opendata
>
> I've taken a look at the latest OS open data: OS Open Greenspace. I've created a simple overlay made of 1x1 degree overlay tiles, which is probably a bit big for some areas, so scrolling can be a bit unpredictable.
>
> https://raggedred.net/greenspace/#13/53.4520/-1.2173
>
> There are ten types of green space in the dataset:
>
> "Allotments Or Community Growing Spaces"
> "Bowling Green"
> "Cemetery"
> "Golf Course"
> "Other Sports Facility"
> "Play Space"
> "Playing Field"
> "Public Park Or Garden"
> "Religious Grounds"
> "Tennis Court"
>
> Click on an area to show the type and the name if it has one.
>
> Often the OS open data is a bit of a crude representation but this looks a pretty good. OS described it as "public open space" but it certainly includes some privately-owned spaces such as private golf courses. I think this is a useful dataset to check an area to see if OSM is missing something.
>
> Feedback is welcome. If it's useful, I'll probably sort out the tile sizes and change the colours for each type.
>
> --
> cheers
> Chris Hill (chillly)
>
>
>





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