[Talk-GB] Public Rights of Way in Oxfordshire and Hampshire

Pierre Riteau pierre at pierreriteau.name
Tue Jun 27 10:56:39 UTC 2017

Hi Robert,

Thanks a lot for adding Oxfordshire to your comparison tool!

However it reports much lower mapping coverage than I expected. It
appears to be due to a mismatch of prow_ref format. I know that at least
in and around Oxford, most paths have been mapped with a prow_ref based
on the definitive statement in the style of "ParishNumber/PathNumber".
See this bridleway as an example using prow_ref 320/14:

The prow_ref Wiki page (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:prow_ref)
suggests using "ParishName PathType PathNumber", such as "Oxford BR 14".
Is that the latest recommendation from the community? You seem to be an
expert on the topic!

I would be happy to move to this format for Oxfordshire if it is also
adopted elsewhere. How long would it take for your comparison tool to
include updated data?


On Tue, 27 Jun 2017, at 11:30, Robert Whittaker (OSM lists) wrote:
> Some of you have have already come across my Public Rights of Way
> comparison tool at http://robert.mathmos.net/osm/prow/progress/ which
> aims to help mappers trying to complete the mapping of Rights of Way
> in their area.
> I've recently added data for two additional counties: Oxfordshire and
> Hampshire to the tool. The other counties already there are
> Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
> Hopefully the tool and how to use it should be fairly
> self-explanatory. The basic idea is that it compares official council
> data to what's currently in OSM and flags up possible errors and
> omissions for manual checking.
> I'd like to add data for additional authorities. The constraints here
> are my time to actually do the adding, and having the data available
> in a suitable format and under a suitable licence. If anyone has any
> requests for new counties / unitary authorities, then please let me
> know. If you can get the authority to make its PRoW data available
> online under the Open Government Licence, then that will save me some
> time too.
> Best wishes,
> Robert.
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