Brighton and Hove

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Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom

latitude: 50.8453, longitude: -0.1306
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Brighton and Hove is a city in East Sussex, England, United Kingdom at latitude 50°50′43.08″ North, longitude 0°07′50.16″ West.

OSM Coverage

This map includes the City of Brighton and Hove and is defined in OSM as relation 114085

The natural boundaries of this conurbation are the sea to the South, the South Downs to the East (to Falmer Rd, and including Woodingdean), the South Downs to the North (the A27 effectively), and River Adur on the West. The original northern boundary was south of Patcham but was extended after World War I to prevent pollution to the water table from shack dwellings.

An area of the city centre has all the building outlines drawn in. Clearly this can be expanded. There's also rich POI data which has been input during the various waves of mapping parties. This will require some maintenance. See something out-of-date? Edit the map!

Points of Interest

A Prince Regent's palace

The Royal Pavilion built for King George IV of the United Kingdom

The oldest operating electric railway in the world

The Volks Electric Railway opened in 1883

A couple of piers. One dead

The Palace Pier. Nobody local calls it the 'Brighton Pier'. The West Pier which opened in 1866

An abandoned railway tunnel

Not many people will know that there used to be a branch line from near London Road Station to Kemptown incorporating a section of tunnel with an entrance still visible behind a storage depot.

Two Universities

Sussex Uni and Brighton Uni both with additional sites

Quadrophenia Alley

The alleyway where Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash get 'intimate' in the film Quadrophenia


Twitten is an old Sussex dialect word, used in both East and West Sussex, for small passageways leading between two buildings to courtyards, streets, or open areas behind. Black Lion Lane Camden Terrace Clifton Street Passage Duke's Passage Frederick Gardens Ship Street Gardens

and more..

'Boris Bikes'

The Btn Bike Share scheme opened in 2017

Overpass Query

   area[name="Brighton and Hove"][admin_level=6]->.a;
   out body;
Ref Description Location Capacity
01 Brighton Station South node/5071947695 10
02 Brighton Station North
03 New England Quarter node/5053168942 15
04 London Rd Baker St node/5072840926 10
05 North Laine Whitecross Street (removed)
06 Pavilion Buildings node/5072852666 12
07 Church St node/5072850696 13
08 Old Steine node/5072856703 13
09 Brighton Town Hall node/5200168388 7
10 Brighton Palace Pier node/5072857733 13
11 North St Barclays node/5072860851 12
12 Unknown
13 Kings Road Odeon node/5072861657 9
14 Seafront Grand Hotel node/5072866573 13
15 Seafront Metropole node/5072864987 11
16 Seafront Peace Statue node/5072871233 13
17 Brunswick Place node/5072873896 9
18 Palmeira Square
19 Sussex County Cricket Ground node/5072875588 9
20 Hove Station node/5072880837 19
21 Hove Town Hall node/5072882195 13
22 Preston Park node/5056099953 12
23 Unknown
24 Unknown
25 UoB Cockcroft
26 UoS Sports Centre
27 Unknown
28 UoB Falmer
29 The Level (South) node/5072883316 9
30 Edward St node/5072886714 11
31 St Georges Rd Eaton Place node/5072894965 9
32 Madeira Drive node/5072895639 7
33 Royal Sussex County Hospital
34 Unknown
35 Brighton Marina
36 Seven Dials
37 Western Road node/5072897177 7
38 Unknown
39 Lewes Rd Triangle node/5072899663 23
40 Unknown
41 Unknown
42 Rock St node/5072900952 10
43 Hove Lawns node/5072905397 13
44 George St node/5072905573 12
45 Unknown
46 St James St node/5072913797 9
47 Montague Place node/5072912233 9
48 Moulsecoomb Way
49 Hove Park, Old Shoreham Road node/5072917953 14
50 The Level North node/5072919480 11
51 St Annes Well Gardens node/5072922558 10
52 Grand Parade
53 Ewart St node/5072923653 10
54 Unknown
55 Hartington Road node/5019938504 10
99 Workshop node/5072928673 3
01d Upper Gloucester Road / Surrey Street node/5071955472 8

Events and history

Brighton was involved early on in OSM 2006/7

2017 DataVis Brighton Meetup: The Map is not the Territory: OpenStreetMap workshop w/Jez Nicholson

A 1.5hr talk/workshop at The Skiff for members of the Data Visualisation Brighton Meetup group. Participants heard about how capturing geo data is a good way to understand mapping, and made their first edit.

2017 Btn Bike Share scheme mapping

A mini project to map all the locations of the Sept 2017 bike share scheme [1]. [2] should be showing a map but as of 31 Aug 2017 is not. Talk to user:jnicho02 for details.

Add a node node and tag it with amenity=bicycle_rental in the geographical centre of the feature.

2012 to 2016

AFAIK no events

2011 Mapping Party

Saturday 19 November 2011 with people such as: Smsm1, Derick,nDan Karran, Alex, Emilie, Jez Nicholson

In response to this tweet and this article on the Guardian blog re Skobbler's navigation app lack POIs in Brighton

Photos on Flickr (tag osmbrightonmappingparty2011)

Cake diagram

2007 "Launch" Event

Big OpenStreetMap Brighton "launch" event at the Brighthelm Centre, 29 November 2007.

the Invitation
the Press Release

2007 The Year of Mikel Maron

The project to map Brighton was taken up by User:Mikel in 2006/7 as a Brighton resident at the time. This instigated a flurry of activity, enthusiasm and events.

Animated GIF of the initial mapping 2006/7. Mappers started from the Brighton core and extended out in each direction.

2007 Brighton Stubs Map show locations of "known unknowns", mainly footpaths which couldn't be surveyed while driving through Bevendean.

Flyer for the 2007 launch event

A number of workshops and presentations took place:

2006 Pre-DConstruct Workshop