ITO Map is a global slippy overlay map service from ITO World which offers a range of map views to highlight many 'hidden' data layers within OpenStreetMap. See ITO Map ideas page for details and discussions about additional map layers.
ITO Map was released for the UK and parts of northern Europe on 18 March 2011 and was extended to cover the USA, Canada and the Caribbean on the 23 March 2011. It went global on 31 March 2011 with a further four rail related layers added on 7 April 2011. A 'building heights' layer was released on 12 April 2011. Since then new layers have been added. In August 2012 British Isles nodes were added with some new layers with support for them. In September 2012 to coincide with SOTM the ability to click on maps and get additional information was added. ITO Map was developed by ITO World with support from Ideas in Transit, a five UK government funded research project.
The map data is normally updated daily by about 1700UTC for the previous day. On Fridays is takes a bit longer. On occasions an update fails and is missed. After an update all tiles are then freshly rendered from the new data.
- See also: ITO Map ideas to discuss new map ideas
Below are just some of the map layers available within ITO Map. Check the product itself for the complete current list. You can request new maps or suggest changes to existing maps using the ITO Map ideas wiki page.
The barriers overlay highlights a number of different types of barrier=*. Hedges are shown as red, fences as green, walls as blue and central_reservation is light blue. Other types of barrier are currently shown as black.
Buildings and addresses
Shows building=*s as red if there is no associated addressing using addr=* or name=*. Buildings coloured green have a house number using addr:housenumber=*, blue ones have a house name either using name=* or addr:housename=*. Address ranges using addr:interpolation=* are shown as green/blue lines.
This view shows electricity lines and the associated voltages. Power lines tagged using power=line are colour black unless there is a voltage=* specified. 400KV lines are coloured blue, 132KV red. low voltage lines using power=minor_line are shown as thin green lines. The voltages are currently designed to suit the UK grid. Additional voltages can be added to the script to accommodate other countries voltages.
A view showing ways which are tagged with fixme=*.
Green space access
The 'Green space access' layer shows public accessibility to green spaces (see linked article for details).
The Layer overlay shows ways tagged with layer=*. Layers 2,3,4 and 5 are in shown in orange, layer 1 in red, level 0 in green, level -1 in blue and levels -2, -3 and -4 are in light blue.
An ITO Map overlay showing navigable waterways which are tagged with waterway=* and a value of canal, drain, stream or river. If they also have boat=yes they are shown in red and is boat=no are shown in blue; rivers without either are shown in black. The coastline is green, lakes are brown and reservoirs in purple. waterway=riverbank is not displayed to avoid obscuring the colour coding of the river itself.
Railway loading gauge
Highlighting the number of tracks in railway=tracks. Note that it is generally considered preferable to create a way for each track in which case a twin track line will be shown as two parallel way with tracks=1 rather than one way with tracks=2.
ITO Map overlay showing railway elements. railway=rail is shown in black. ways with railway=rail and also railway=siding (or yard or spur) are shown in light blue. railway=subway is shown in red, railway=light_rail in blue. The deprecated railway=siding is shown in red. railway=platform are also currently shown in red. railway=narrow_gauge is shown in green.
Speed limits km/h
ITO Map overlay showing the value in maxspeed=* for all ways with highway=* suitable for km/h areas. yellow for maxspeed of 'none'. dark blue for 130/120/110. light blue for 100, purple for 90/80, red for 70/60 orange for 50 and green for 5/10/15/20/30/40. Where a maxspeed is set to another value is it shown as 'tan'. If maxspeed is not set then for road classes of tertiary and higher then roads are shown in black.
Speed limits km/h: major roads
ITO Map overlay showing the value in maxspeed=* for highway=motorway, highway=trunk and highway=primary for areas where speed is shown in km/h. Yellow is used for ways with maxspeed set to 'none', dark blue for 130/120/110, light blue for 100, purple for 90/80, red for 70/60 and orange for 50. Where a maxspeed is set to another value is it shown as 'tan'. If maxspeed is not set then for the above road classes the road is shown in black.
Speed limits mph
ITO Map overlay showing the value in maxspeed=* for all ways with highway=* suitable for areas that used miles per hour. yellow for maxspeed of 'none' (some states in the USA), dark blue for '70 mph' (and '70mph'), light blue for 60/65 mph, purple for 50/55 mph, red for 40/45 mph, orange for 30/35 mph and green for 5/10/15/20/25 mph. Where a maxspeed is set to another value is it shown as 'tan'. If maxspeed is not set then for road classes of tertiary and higher roads are shown in black. Note that speeds much end in 'mph' with an optional but preferred space between the number and the letter 'mph'.
Speed limits mph: major roads
ITO Map overlay showing the value in maxspeed=* for highway=motorway, highway=trunk and highway=primary for area that show speeds as miles per hour. Yellow is used for ways with maxspeed set to 'none' (some states in the USA), dark blue for '70 mph' (and '70mph'), light blue for 60/65 mph, purple for 50/55 mph, red for 40/45 mph and orange for 30/35 mph. Where a maxspeed is set to another value is it shown as 'tan'. If maxspeed is not set then for the above road classes the road is shown in black. Note that speeds much end in 'mph' with an optional but preferred space between the number and the letter 'mph'.
Showing different types of water feature.
Full map list
|Map Number||Title||Key ?||url||Primary Key|
|5||Speed limits (mph)||yes||||highway|
|9||Buildings and addresses||yes||||building|
|35||Speed limits kph||yes||||highway|
|41||Speed limits mph: major roads||yes||||highway|
|42||Speed limits kph: major roads||yes||||highway|
|56||Highway lanes - major roads||yes||||highway|
|79||Railway stations fixme||yes||||railway|
|81||Unrecognised speed limits (UK only)||yes||||highway|
|82||Sports (British traditional)||yes|||
|87||Path designation UK||yes||||highway|
|92||Bridges and viaducts||yes|||
|97||Paths and footways||no||||highway|
|109||Green space access||yes|||
|110||Electrical power conversion||no||||power|
|116||Piers and jetties, groynes and breakwaters||no|||
|121||Off-road cycle routes||no||||highway|
|125||Speed limits fixup||yes||||highway|
|126||Sidewalks and footways||yes||||highway|
|127||Recent edits by type: last 90 days||yes|||
|128||Highway lanes: major roads||no||||highway|
|129||Recent edits: last 90 days||yes|||
|130||Recent edits: last 7 days||yes|||
|131||Recent edits by type: last 7 days||yes|||
|140||Footways and paths||no|||
|147||Highway lanes missing||yes||||highway|
|148||USA National highway system||yes||||highway|
|149||Speed limits: major roads||yes||||highway|
|151||On-road bicycle tagging||yes||||highway|
|152||Strategic road network GB||no||||highway|
|161||Recent railway edits - last 30 days||yes||||railway|
|172||Railway electrification missing||yes||||railway|
|175||Cabins, huts and sheds||yes|||
|176||Use of various residential building tags||yes||||building|
|178||Recent highway edits - last 30 days||yes||||highway|
|180||VMD: Roads comparison||yes|||
|181||VMD: Roads comparison reverse||yes|||
|182||VMD: Railways comparison||yes|||
|183||WMD: Electricity comparison||yes|||
|184||VMD - Water comparison||yes|||
|185||WMD: Buildings comparison||yes|||
|186||VMD: Woodland comparison||yes|||
|192||OS boundaryline comparison||yes||||boundary|
|193||OS boundary line||yes||||boundary|
|198||Former railway usage||yes||||railway|
|200||Percentage cars on GB roads 2010||yes|||
|202||Change in car use on GB roads 2001-2010||yes|||
|203||Percentage cars on GB roads 2000||yes|||
|205||Percentage bicycles on GB roads 2010||yes|||
|207||Change in bicycle use 2001-2010||yes|||
|208||Change in bus/coaches on GB roads 2001-2010||yes|||
|213||Change in GB vehicles 2001-2010||yes|||
|217||Rugby Union and Rugby league grounds||yes|||
|218||Recent water edits - last 30 days||yes|||
|221||Building entrance fixup||yes|||
|224||Accessible building entrances||yes|||
|226||VMD comparison - main roads||yes|||
|227||Cycleway and footway widths||yes|||
|228||VMD: Woodland comparison composite||yes|||
|231||Railway track (passenger_lines)||yes||||railway|
|235||Coastline edits: last 90 days||yes|||
|240||TIGER roads comparison||yes||||highway|
|241||OSM highways review||yes||||highway|
|245||ITO Future Norfolk||no|||
|249||Highway maxweight fixup||yes||||highway|
|250||DfT cycling data - simple||yes|||
|251||Environment Agency - Natural England||yes|||
|252||DfT cycle data - paths comparison||yes|||
|254||Dft cycle data - paths comparison reverse||yes|||
|255||DfT cycle data comparison - highways||yes|||
|256||DfT cycle data comparison - lit||yes|||
|258||Railway level crossings||yes||||railway|
|260||OSM/TIGER road classification comparison||yes||||highway|
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