[Talk-GB] Prow_ref format

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Mon Nov 6 11:51:48 UTC 2017

On 6 November 2017 11:13:23 GMT+00:00, Dave F <davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com> wrote:
>On 05/11/2017 10:42, Robert Whittaker (OSM lists) wrote:
>> On 4 November 2017 at 17:49, Dave F <davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com wrote 

>Are any LAs, that you've looked at, not including parish codes within 
>their refs?

Leicestershire don't use parish codes, they use a letter number format i.e. J93. 

The letters refer to zones and path numbers do not change at parish boundaries. 

Can't remember exactly what the City of Leicester does, but the scheme is zoned using the radial primaries. 

Rutland is probably based on what it inherited from Leicestershire, but I can't remember the details. 

I had never come across the parish path number format until I moved to Shropshire. The number uses parish code, path number and link number. There are also differences in parish names used by the county council and OS.

The format provided by rowmaps does seem to match the path number formats I have used to communicate with rights of way departments, give or take a | or a hyphen or a slash. 

I would favour sticking with these formats, the parish name path number format is a bit colloquial and whilst useful​ when reporting back to the group committee the code is far more useful. 

Phil (trigpoint) 
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