[OSM-talk] Mapping IoW (I'm a new person with possible interest indoing something)

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemeD.net
Tue Apr 25 16:40:58 BST 2006

Quoting Timothy Fintan Langner <timflang at btinternet.com>:

> Having said that if the footpaths exist on out of copyright maps then
> they wouldn't need to be captured. Or would they? Am I right in
> assuming that only changes are being captured as opposed to everything?
> Are the out of copyright maps being digitised first?

By and large, footpaths aren't actually shown on out-of-copyright UK  
maps. Right of way mapping only really came in with the Ordnance  
Survey 7th series, which is not yet out of copyright:


Out-of-copyright maps will be used to supplement the GPS mapping that  
we do, rather, I think, as the main base source. We (I) do have the  
whole New Popular Edition scanned, which is 1in-to-the-mile coverage  
of England and Wales, but these need orthorectification (currently in  
progress) before they can be used as a base layer for OSM editing.


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