[Talk-GB] Bridleway across field

Robert Whittaker (OSM lists) robert.whittaker+osm at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 12:08:22 UTC 2020

On Tue, 8 Dec 2020 at 09:39, Mark Lee via Talk-GB
<talk-gb at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
> Hello. I've just added a missing public bridleway (https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/882278479) which is detailed on the Wiltshire Definitive Map.

I see that you've put source="Wiltshire Definitive Map" in the
tagging. Do you have permission to use information from the Definitive
Map in OpenStreetMap? Generally these maps have lines drawn on top of
Copyrighted Ordnance Survey base-maps, which means they're off-limits
for use in OSM.

Digitised Public Rights of Way data (without the base-map background)
is another matter though, and it is possible to get permission to use
these. But we need an explicit statement / licence from each Council.
Generally this will be permission to use the data under the Open
Government Licence, and we would then need to document this with the
specified attribution statement at
. Wiltshire is not currently listed there, although there is an FOI
request in progress to get the data and permission to use it:

I maintain a table of which authorities we have PRoW data for and what
licence it can be used under at
https://osm.mathmos.net/prow/open-data/ . Any updates and corrections
to this would be most welcome.


Robert Whittaker

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