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Scotland (Gaelic: Alba) is a nation in northwest Europe and one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom.


Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe
Latitude: (57.88, Longitude: -4.57
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Scotland is a country in United Kingdom, Europe at latitude 57° 52′ 48″ North, longitude 4° 34′ 12″ West.

OpenStreetMap images (and underlying map data) are freely available under the OpenStreetMap License.

Welcome

Welcome to the Openstreetmap wiki project page for Scotland. This page collects some of the projects that are of interest to Scottish Mappers. We also list the projects where local groups have set up regular social meetings so you can have a chance to meet other mappers face to face.

You can follow Twitter bird.svg @OSMScotland on twitter for Scottish OSM news

Social Meetings

In Scotland we have regular pub meetings. These are generally informal and relaxed. How regular they are depends on the local group however having a meeting every 3 months seems to be a good balance. The meetings tend to be in a pub and in Scotland we also have links with other groups as this makes it more enjoyable. Here we list the groups that have set up a regular schedule. The idea is that we can have regular meetings throughout Scotland but at different times so that they don't clash with others. If you are setting up any regular monthly, quarterly or biannually meeting please add them here.

Month City Week Weekday Time
February Glasgow#Social_Events 3rd Tuesday 7:00pm
March Edinburgh#Social_Events 3rd Tuesday 7:00pm
May Glasgow#Social_Events 3rd Tuesday 7:00pm
June Edinburgh#Social_Events 3rd Tuesday 7:00pm
August Glasgow#Social_Events 3rd Tuesday 7:30pm
September Edinburgh#Social_Events 3rd Tuesday 7:00pm
November Glasgow#Social_Events 3rd Tuesday 7:00pm
December Edinburgh#Social_Events 2nd Tuesday 7:00pm

Mapping Parties

  • Stirling on 23 August 2014. See the Stirling page for more details.
  • Mapping party in Dunbar Sat 23 March 2013

Workshops

There was a workshop in Glasgow on Sat 23 Feb at MAKlab more details here Glasgow/Hack_Day_Feb_2013

See details of our last mapping workshop on Saturday 17 March 2012 here

More events soon, keep an eye on this page


State Of The Map Scotland

State of the Map Scotland 2013 took place Friday 11th - 12th October 2013

State Of The Map Scotland 2012 took place Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October 2012

State Of The Map Scotland 2011 took place Fri-Sat August 26/27 2011

OSM Scotland facts

Some facts about the Scottish OpenStreetMap as of October 2011:

  • Approximately, 1452 unique accounts have edited the map in Scotland
  • 97.9% of road names have been added when compared with the Ordnance Survey dataset (as of January 2014), with all council areas now >95% complete. Ref: ITO
  • 836 bike racks with the capacity to accommodate around 6682 bikes are on the map
  • 2540Km of cycle lanes and cycle paths have been mapped (only covers a select number of cycle way tags)

Ordnance Survey 7th Series

Some old Ordnance Survey maps of Britain are coming out of copyright, starting with Scotland. A project is running to scan and rectify these maps, then make them available to trace within Potlatch and JOSM.

For more information, see 7th Series.

Gaelic names

Many places in Scotland have Gaelic names - these are often shown on road signs in the West Highlands, and on street signs in some towns. Gaelic names can be tagged using name:gd=* (with name=* for the name in English). In places where Gaelic is the main language (eg the Western Isles), the Gaelic name can be tagged using name=*, with name:en=* for the English names.

The national advisory partnership for Gaelic names is Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba (Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland). They have produced place-name lists for several trunk roads and a number of areas of Scotland. These lists have been researched, and agreed with local authorities, so can be considered to be the definitive Gaelic forms of the names. Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba have been contacted, and confirmed the Gaelic forms of the names themselves are uncopyrightable, so are fine to use in OpenStreetMap.

An OSM rendering showing the Gaelic names, and a map in Garmin format, is available at OSM Alba.

See also: Multilingual names

Unitary Authorities

Also known as Council Areas, there are 32 unitary Authorities in Scotland. They were established on 1 April 1996. [1] They were established by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994. [2]

Statutory List of Roads

After searching for "Statutory list of roads" the results are shown, please update if new information comes forward or links change

Council Streetnames Available Online Streetnames Available Offline Requesting Permission
Aberdeen City Possible
Aberdeenshire Copyright None
Angus None None
Argyll and Bute None None
Clackmannanshire Searchable
Dumfries and Galloway Available and here and here
Dundee City None Possible
East Ayrshire None Possible
East Dunbartonshire None Copyright
East Lothian District None None
East Renfrewshire Available
Edinburgh City Available
Falkirk Copyright
Fife Possible
Glasgow City Council Copyright
Highland Available Possible
Inverclyde None None
Midlothian Available
Moray None None
Na h-Eileanan Siar Partial Copyright
North Ayrshire None None
North Lanarkshire None None
Orkney Islands None Copyright
Perth and Kinross Available
Renfrewshire Copyright
Scottish Borders Available
Shetland Islands Possible
South Ayrshire None None
South Lanarkshire None Possible
Stirling Available
West Dunbartonshire None None
West Lothian None None

Cities

The following tables shows our progress with mapping the cities in Scotland.

See also Category:Cities in Scotland

%age complete
Postal Area City Tracks Mapped Labelled Notes
AB Aberdeen
Aberdeen-20080217.png
99.6% 99.6% Bing Aerial Imagery is available
DD Dundee
Dundee-20080728.png
96.33% 96.33% Bing Aerial Imagery is available
EH Edinburgh
Edinburgh-20080217.png
99.9% 99.9% Bing Aerial Imagery is available
G Glasgow
Glasgow-20080217.png
100.0% 100.0% Bing Aerial Imagery is available
IV Inverness
Inverness-20080217.png
Bing Aerial Imagery is available
FK7-FK9 Stirling
Stirling-20080217.png
99.27% 99.27% Bing Aerial Imagery is available

Towns and villages

The following tables shows our progress with mapping various towns and villages in Scotland.

See also Category:Towns in Scotland and Category:Villages in Scotland

Please add a town or village that you're interested in or tracking/mapping here. Try to keep the list ordered by Town Name. Where necessary create a sub page to try and keep this table quite succinct.

%age complete
Postal Area Town Name Tracks Mapped Labelled Notes
ML11 Abington, South Lanarkshire
100% 100% 100% Finished 02/03/2010
ML6 Airdrie
100% 100% 100% Finished 10/11/2010
ML9 Ashgill
100% 100% 100% Finished 18/06/2008.
G69 Bargeddie
100% 100% 100% Finished 13/08/2008.
ML4 Bellshill
100% 100% 100%
IV10 Black Isle
PH10 Blairgowrie
20% 20% 20%
ML6 Caldercrux, North Lanarkshire
100 100% 100% Finished 13/11/10
ML5 Coatbridge
Coatbridge 24022008.jpg
100% 100% 100% Finished 15/11/10
ML11 Crawford, South Lanarkshire
100% 100% 100% Finished 10/02/2009
TD12 Coldstream, Borders
100% 100% 100% Finished 22/05/2009
G67/G68 Cumbernauld
100% 100% 100%
DG1/2 Dumfries
TD11 Duns, Borders
5% 5% 5%
IV30 Elgin, Moray
20% 20% 20%
FK1-FK5 Falkirk
Falkirk 20090426.png
ML5 Glenboig
100% 100% 100% Finished 13/08/2008.
ML6 Glenmavis, North Lanarkshire
100% 100% 100%
ML3 Hamilton
100% 100% 100%
TD8 Jedburgh, Borders
5% 5% 5%
TD5 Kelso, Borders
10% 10% 10%
G66 Kirkintilloch
100% 100% 100%
ML11 Lanark
100% 100% 100%
ML9 Larkhall
100% 100% 100% Finished 19/01/2009
ML8 Law,South Lanarkshire
100% 100% 100% Finished 20/01/2009
G66 Lenzie
100% 100% 100%
EH54 Livingston
Livingston 20080218.png
15% 15%
ML1 Motherwell
100% 100% 100%
ML9 Netherburn, South Lanarkshire
100% 100% 100% Finished 19/01/2009
ML6 Plains, North Lanarkshire
100% 100% 100% .
ML9 Shawsburn, South Lanarkshire
100% 100% 100% Finished 18/06/2008.
ML7 Shotts, North Lanarkshire
100% 100% 100%
ML2 Wishaw
100% 100% 100%

Related Projects

References

  1. Local Councils - Scotland - Direct.gov.uk
  2. Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.