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2017-11-09-1450

KML files containing the public rights of way of Isle of Wight

As reported on this web page, David Groom has obtained from the council of the Isle of Wight ESRI shape files that contain details of the public rights of way that are on the Isle of Wight. These ESRI shape files are included in this zip file. These ESRI shape files were supplied to David on 11th July 2017. The council also provides information about public rights of way in a collection of maps in PDF files that are available from this web page. It may be that their maps use 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 ESRI shape files are made available by the council of Isle of Wight under the Open Government Licence. So it's possible for you to use this data provided you give an attribution.

I have transformed the ESRI shape files into four KML files: KML file for footpaths, KML file for bridleways, KML file for BOATs and KML file for closed BOATs.

I have taken the data in the three KML files for paths that are not closed and converted this data into the basic format that is used by this web site for all authorities. For each public right of way, this basic format has the name of the authority (Isle of Wight), a unique number within the authority for the public right of way, the name or number of the parish/community, the name or number of the public right of way, the type of the public right of way (i.e., footpath, bridleway, ...) and any additional information about the public right of way that I've obtained from the data supplied by the authority. Here is a link to the converted KML file for Isle of Wight.

This KML file has been augmented with additional information. For each public right of way, the augmented format also includes its length (in miles), the longitude and latitude of its first point, the longitude and latitude of its last point, the eastings and northings of its first point and the eastings and northings of its last point. Here is a link to the augmented KML file for Isle of Wight.

This web site also provides information about the public rights of way of Isle of Wight in GeoJSON format.