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National Parks UK - Peak District

Posted by Rovastar on 15 February 2011 in English (English)

Mapped roughly the Peak District National Park.

Just rekindled my interest in OSM after years of absence did some basic stuff and decided I wanted something bigger to do.

I noticed that we are lacking huge national Parks in the UK on OSM.

The best way I though to do this was to import data but I couldn't find anything easy to do this job. So I did it by hand well from my computer.

Using the information now available from OSOpenData I roughly mapped the the Peak District. Using Potlatch 2 as my editor I have now got a good-ish rough approximation of the Peak District. It took hours but I did it.

The boundary lines on the OpenData I used were large - probably hundreds of meters across and guessed the best I could. Now it is up to me and other mappers to map the boundaries in more detail.

Enjoy. I might try adding more national parks soon to get some green on the map of the UK. :)

Location: Taddington CP, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Comment from SK53 on 16 February 2011 at 11:23

Many National Parks in the UK have been mapped tentatively (see UK National Parks: mainly because of uncertainty about which data sources are not tainted by OSGB copyright issues. Many were mapped using relations: from time to time these get accidentally broken, and need to be fixed. I think something like that happened to the Peak District.

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Comment from Rovastar on 16 February 2011 at 13:23

Yeah I saw that page. I thought it would be better to a baseline rough border for the national parks first then it is easier to add details. So the ones that have done detail of the boarders can make it more complete.

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Comment from SK53 on 16 February 2011 at 14:51

But now we have two boundaries for the Peak District NP.

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Comment from Rovastar on 16 February 2011 at 19:08

? I don't understand ?

There is nothing on the overall map of a boundary for the peak district. I am the map rendered at openstreetmap.org.

Mine hasn't even shown up for me yet for the peak district or any others.

You can see the new forest and snowdonia but the rest I think are missing. IF you said it is done then why can't I see it? *shrug*

It said incomplete on the link above and I presume that means you have not completed an area.

Looking at this page:
http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/78528

It appears to have an area. So why does it not appear on the map.
From the link page above "View area on larger map"

http://www.openstreetmap.org/?minlon=-2.10227&minlat=53.0302565&maxlon=-1.5155962&maxlat=53.5979022

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