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Derby, Derbyshire
latitude: 52.92158, longitude: -1.47687
Browse Derby map 52° 55′ 18″ N, 1° 28′ 37″ W
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Derby is a city in Derbyshire at latitude 52° 55′ 18″ North, longitude 1° 28′ 37″ West.

Derby is a city and unitary authority in the East Midlands region of England. Together with the non-metropolitan county of Derbyshire it forms the ceremonial county of Derbyshire.

Current Status (April 2010)

The centre (bound by inner ring road) is fairly complete to a basic level of detail (road network, some buildings, amenities and so on).

Some areas which are still only sparsely mapped, with incomplete road network coverage

  • Allestree
  • Oakwood
  • Parts of Chaddesden
  • Alvaston
  • Boulton
  • Sinfin

Further details can also be added to the map throughout the city such as footpaths, pubs, shops, other buildings, addressing, bus stops and bus routes. In particular, in many of the suburban areas there is little detail other than the road network.

Progress of mapping in Derby wards

The following pages contain details of the progress in mapping individual streets in each of the wards of Derby. They indicate which streets listed on OS OpenData Locator (see Ordnance_Survey_Opendata) have not yet been mapped, whether amenities, shops have been mapped, whether building addresses have been mapped, and whether there are any differences between the OS Locator and OS StreetView data, and the OSM data. These pages are not yet complete, and need updating with current progress - please help.

Active Mappers

(please add yourself if you map Derby!)

How you can help

OpenStreetMap is created by many people, and you can help improve the map in Derby. If you are new, please read the beginners' guide for information on getting started. It is essential that you do not use any copyrighted material when mapping without permission.

With a GPS

Get mapping!.

Without a GPS

  • Much mapping can be done without a GPS, such as mapping local amenities. Walking_Papers is one tool you can use for this. You can also use OS OpenData StreetView to map roads and buildings.
  • Naming un-named roads: use the noname rendering of the map to find where there are roads without names, go there and get name data from street signs, input the map data.
  • Data cleanup: There are quite a lot of glitches in the data for the Derby area. Use JOSM with the Validator plugin to clean up duplicated nodes, self crossing ways and so on.
  • Adding and tagging buildings from OS OpenData StreetView.
  • Mapping bus routes. See Relation:route for information.

Cycling in Derby

Derby is lucky to have a good selection of cycling routes in the city, as well as having good access to some national and regional cycle network routes. Much of this network is already mapped, but some more work will help allow cycle routing tools like CycleStreets to find the best routes, and get more cyclists out and about. In particular properly tagged details (such as surface type, width, lighting, etc), and properly jointed routes will help:

  • England_Cycling_Data_project aims to merge an open source of cycle route data tags (DfT surveyed) with the information already in OSM. This needs to be done only on routes you're familiar with, because the many of the DfT tags need interpreting to ensure they match the OSM standards. There is more information in this [CycleStreets blog post]. As motivation, here is a summary of how Derbyshire is doing compared to other areas: [Amount of DfT data merged to OSM]
  • Another improvement is attention to detail in handling cycle routes as they cross roads and other ways. Making sure the routes join properly (as they do on the ground) ensures that they can be rendered as continuous lines, not small disjointed segments. Details of crossings like toucan crossings are also important when young families plan rides.