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Dataset containing the public rights of way of Cornwall

The council of Cornwall provide a web page from where you can download their data about public rights of way in various formats including GML32, GEOJSON, KML, KMZ and CSV. For example, you can download the data as a KML file The Council also provides information about public rights of way on its online map. It may be that their map uses more up-to-date information.

An authority's Definitive Map is the authoritative source of their rights of way. The details of the public rights of way network contained in an authority's data are for information only, and are an interpretation of the Definitive Map, not the Definitive Map itself, and should not be relied on for determining the position or alignment of any public right of way. For legal purposes, an authority's data does not replace their Definitive Map. And changes may have been made to the Definitive Map that are not included in their data. The authority's data contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2013. Attempting to view this data with more detail than 1:10000 may produce an inaccurate rendering of the route of a public right of way.

This web page says the data is made available by the council of Cornwall under the Open Government Licence. So it's possible for you to use this data provided you give an attribution.

In the Council's data, the coordinates of each point of each public right of way are coded using eastings,northings rather than longitude,latitude. I have used the phpcoord package (written by Jonathan Stott) to convert each eastings,northings pair in Cornwall's KML file to a longitude,latitude pair. This package is © 2005 Jonathan Stott and released with the GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 2.  Here is a link to a version of Cornwall's KML file that uses longitude,latitude pairs.

This web site also provides data about the rights of way of Cornwall in KML format and in GeoJSON format.