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2017-11-09-1450

Dataset containing the public rights of way of Durham

The council of Durham have provided me with an ESRI shape file that contains the details of their public rights of way. The ESRI shape file seems to have been created on 27th January 2014. 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.

The ESRI shape file was made available by the council of Durham under terms equivalent to the Ordnance Survey OpenData Licence. When I e-mailed the Ordnance Survey about the councils that had, during the last few years, successfully obtained an exemption from the Public Sector Mapping Agreement and released their data under terms equivalent to the Ordnance Survey OpenData Licence, they replied All data exempted by Ordnance Survey is now covered by the Open Government Licence (OGL), which superseded its own OS OpenData licence in April 2015. So it's possible for you to use this data provided you say that it is public sector information released by the council of Durham under the Open Government Licence.

Please e-mail me if you see a web page where the authority of Durham allows you to download the ESRI shape file.

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