[Talk-GB] Public Rights of Way data for Cambridgeshire

Dan S danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Thu May 11 08:07:24 UTC 2017

Congratulations Robert! The long thread of letters is... educational!


2017-05-11 0:20 GMT+01:00 Robert Whittaker (OSM lists)
<robert.whittaker+osm at gmail.com>:
> After a rather long battle with Cambridgeshire County Council over the
> release and licensing of their Public Rights of Way GIS data, the ICO
> ruled in my favour again last month, and the Council have now released
> the data under the Open Government Licence. This means it's suitable
> for use in OSM. :-)
> I've added the data to my Rights of Way comparison and progress
> tracking tool at http://robert.mathmos.net/osm/prow/progress/ . Thanks
> to Barry Cornelius the data is also available in various formats from
> his site http://www.rowmaps.com/ . (From the initial look that I've
> had, it seems that the Cambridgeshire paths themselves are generally
> quite well mapped in OSM, but the tagging with appropriate
> designation=* and access tags is variable. The presence of prow_ref=*
> tags to allow matching with official data is almost non-existent.)
> For anyone who's interested, the correspondence in the FOI/EIR/RoPSI
> requests can be read at
> https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/public_rights_of_way_gis_data
> and https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/re_use_request_for_public_rights_2
> . I also have a third request still in progress to try and get the
> written Definitive Statements:
> https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/unhappy/definitive_statement_of_public_r
> Robert.
> --
> Robert Whittaker
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