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Bradford, West Yorkshire
latitude: 53.7904, longitude: -1.7545
Browse map of Bradford 53°47′25″ N, 1°45′16″ W
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Bradford is a city in West Yorkshire at latitude 53°47′25″ North, longitude 1°45′16″ West.


Bradford is a major city and metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, UK. It is about 9 miles west of Leeds.

OSM coverage

Coverage within the ring road is quite comprehensive, thanks in large part to the mapping party (see below). Progress on other towns and villages is progressing well. There are large rural areas within the borough that may take longer, as there is no Yahoo aerial imagery coverage.

NaPTAN data for West Yorkshire was imported in September 2009, so bus stops might appear in the middle of nowhere if roads have not been added to OSM.

Post box coverage

See Bradford post boxes for a summary of progress in mapping the 858 post boxes in the BD postcode area.


There are numerous walking and cycling routes in the area, including:


New event for 2015

We're planning an event for 2015. Not sure of the dates yet. The folks behind are interested in collaborating, and working with the council on mapping allotments. We can potentially get a venue for bringing laptops (map editing or other hacking activities)... also go out mapping!

Edit the page to express an interest, or contact User:Growbradford.

Past events

31st May 2009

Keighley Mapping Party nearby.

27th and 28th September 2008

The first full-on weekend mapping party for Bradford.

27th February 2008 First OpenStreetMap Pub Crawl, Bradford

Bradford was the location of the first OSM pub crawl, between pubs Cock & Bottle, the New Beehive Inn, and the Fighting Cock, mappers mapped different routes between each. Aim was to fill in some of the key roads in the centre, whilst drinking beer, and keeping fit walking around the hilly streets of this West Yorkshire city.