Reading

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Reading, Berkshire, South East England
latitude: 51.445, longitude: -0.9685
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Reading is a town in Berkshire, South East England at latitude 51°26′42″ North, longitude 0°58′07″ West.

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Description

Reading is a unitary authority and borough in the South East England region. Together with the unitary authorities of Bracknell Forest, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, and Wokingham it forms the ceremonial county of Berkshire.

The University town of Reading lies to the west of London, and to the south east of Oxford. The southern edge of the town is the M4 served by junctions 10, 11 and 12. The northern edge of the town proper is marked by the River Thames and the railway; north of the river is the suburb of Caversham, where the northern edge of the borough is indistinct, largely the edge of development. It collides with Wokingham in the south, with confusing political boundaries.

Reading Borough Council (about) 45% 20% Much of the "centre" of Reading was mapped over the mapping weekends. West Reading is almost untouched.
Wokingham Borough Council (about) 10% 5% Due to the expansion of the suburban area without corresponding adjustment of borough boundaries, some areas of development commonly thought of as being in Reading (such as Shinfield and Earley) are in fact in the Wokingham Borough Council area.
Outlying villages (about)

Reading Borough Council

The following areas are defined according to the Reading Borough Council wards.
Location Tracklogs Labelled maps Notes
Abbey (about) 95% 95% Around the civic centre and between Oxford Road & Chatham Street need work.
Battle (about) 15% 15% Oxford Road, roads around the East edge and the NCR 5 done
Caversham (about) 5% 5% Just the main roads
Church (about) 90% 90% Only the South East tip needs doing
Katesgrove (about) 99% 99% Pretty much complete.
Kentwood (about) 5% Most main roads traced
Mapledurham (about) 5% 5% A few roads done
Minster (about) 40% 40% South of Berkeley Avenue and the rural area need doing.
Norcot (about) 5% Most main roads traced
Park (about) 100% 80% Very close to complete
Peppard (about) Nothing much done
Redlands (about) 90% 90% Very close to complete
Southcote (about) 5% Main roads are traced
Thames (about) 5% {{{tags}}} Some main roads done
Tilehurst (about) 5% Most main roads traced
Whitley (about) 70% 70% The North East is complete


Elsewhere

N.B. these could do with dividing up according to Wokingham Borough Council's wards, and/or some other scheme that makes it very clear which area roads lie in. A good distinction between parts of Earley and Shinfield would be helpful. Also a list of surrounding villages like Sonning.
Location Tracklogs Labelled maps Notes
Woodley (about) 25% 10% Some parts hugging the A329M are done.
Earley and Lower Earley (about) 5% 10% All of the main roads are done, with some infilling along the A329.

Please update this table if you add maps to the area, or if you notice missing areas from our coverage

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Other pictures

This is an Osmarender of Reading University's Whiteknights campus (as of prior to 2010-05), showing recycling facilities:

Reading uni whiteknights campus.png

This is an Osmarender of Reading showing landuse areas and main roads (as of prior to 2010-05):

Uk reading landuse.png

See also these maps of ethical locations in and around Reading, produced with OSM data.

Mapping Weekends

There will be a cloudmade sponsored mapping party 13 & 14 December 2008. For more details see the mapping party page.


A group gathered on the 26th-28th August 2006 to map as much as possible. These are the GPS traces we gathered:

1st mapping weekend traces

The following people came and helped out:


On the 15th-17th September 2006 Tom, Robert and Jamie got together to do some more mapping. The new traces are colourfully overlaid on the existing grey raw GPS data.

2nd mapping weekend traces