User:Gurglypipe/North West

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Ongoing projects in the North West of England

Get Cumbria council to release datasets

It would be good to put in some FOI requests to get more open data from the council. For example:

  • Road lighting and tree data
  • Defibrillator locations

Robert Whittaker has done this for PRoW data.

Climbing crags

Tagging guide

Many of the popular trad and sport climbing crags are not well marked in OSM. It would be good to mark them better, including the crag outlines, nearby tree cover and land cover, and the access routes to the crags. Possibly also some kind of reference so UKC can cross reference to them.

Contributions from local events

To get more people involved in OSM editing in the area, it might be possible to try and get event organisers to use and improve the maps for the areas around their events. For example, for fell races or orienteering events, or anything which requires driving to and parking at. Not sure how best to get hold of event organisers to promote this idea though.

Road navigation for tourists

Edits for this task will be tagged #CumbriaRoads.

The Lake District is a popular tourist destination. It would be good to ensure that all the A-roads and major tourist routes to, in and around the Lake District have been surveyed in detail, so that driving navigation on them works well. This includes:

It would probably also be sensible to work through keepright for the A-roads. I realise that various of these A-roads probably won’t be used by tourists, but generally surveying them in detail is not a bad thing to do.

See also: United Kingdom A and B roads#Cumbria.

The road data for the progress table below comes from Cumbria council for the A roads. The split of the Lake District into major valleys comes from Wikipedia. The passes are the ‘road’ passes from Wikipedia.

Road ref Status From/To Notes
A5074 Complete A590 at Levens, north to A591 at Windermere
A5075 Unstarted
A5084 Unstarted
A5086 Unstarted
A5087 Unstarted
A5091 Unstarted
A5092 Unstarted
A5093 Unstarted
A5094 Unstarted
A5271 Unstarted
A5284 Unstarted
A590 Unstarted
A591 Unstarted
A592 Unstarted Partially done as the Kirkstone Pass, below
A593 Unstarted
A594 Unstarted
A595 Unstarted
A596 Unstarted
A597 Unstarted
A6 Unstarted
A6070 Unstarted
A6071 Unstarted
A65 Unstarted
A683 Unstarted
A684 Unstarted
A685 Unstarted
A686 Unstarted
A689 Unstarted
A69 Unstarted
A7 Unstarted
Dunnerdale roads Unstarted
Eskdale roads Unstarted
Wasdale roads Unstarted
Ennerdale roads Unstarted
Lorton Vale roads Unstarted
Buttermere valley roads Unstarted
Derwent valley roads Unstarted
Borrowdale valley roads Unstarted
Ullswater valley roads Unstarted
Haweswater valley roads Unstarted
Longsleddale roads Unstarted
Kentmere roads Unstarted
Windermere roads, including Langdales Unstarted
Kirkstone Pass Complete A592 from Troutbeck to Brothers Water (Horseman Bridge)
Hardknott Pass Unstarted Cockley Beck to Dalegarth
Side Gates road Complete A593 junction to B5343
Wrynose Pass In progress A593 junction to Cockley Beck Done from A593 junction to Wrynose/Side Gates junction
Newlands Hause Unstarted
Whinlatter Pass Unstarted
Honister Pass Unstarted

Public transport mapping

Similarly, ensuring that public transport connections in the Lake District have been surveyed in detail would be useful to visitors. This includes bus routes and rail connections. Probably doesn’t need to include the Lakes line around the coast.

See Cumbria bus timetables, Stagecoach’s maps and the UK quarterly project.

Cycle route mapping

National Cycle Route coverage in the Lake District seems to be complete, but more detail could be added on the cycling infrastructure: where are there separate lanes, where are roads narrow, what surface is on the cycle paths, etc.

Mapping in specific areas

Kendal

  • Fix NAPTAN imports for bus stops around Kendal (they are outdated, and many of them have not been tagged properly as bus stops)
    • Date proposed: 2017-07-03
  • Map the new residential areas (4 of them) around Kendal
    • Date proposed: 2017-07-03
    • Date started: 2017-07-03