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.

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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 See something out-of-date?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;


Progress: checked Sept 2020

Ref Description Location
01 Brighton Station South node 5071947695
01d Upper Gloucester Road / Surrey Street node 5071955472
02 Brighton Station North node 5200230509
03 New England Quarter node 5053168942
04 London Rd Baker St node 5072840926
05 North Laine Whitecross Street cap. 15 (moved to by the car park opposite)
06 Pavilion Buildings node 5072852666
07 Church St node 5072850696
08 Old Steine node 5072856703
09 Brighton Town Hall node 5200168388
10 Brighton Palace Pier node 5072857733
11 North St Barclays node 5072860851
13 Kings Road Odeon node 5072861657
14 Seafront Grand Hotel node 5072866573
15 Seafront Metropole node 5072864987
16 Seafront Peace Statue node 5072871233
17 Brunswick Place node 5072873896
18 Palmeira Square node 5200230510
19 Sussex County Cricket Ground node 5072875588
20 Hove Station node 5072880837
21 Hove Town Hall node 5072882195
22 Preston Park node 5056099953 and node 6396773467
23 London Road Station cap. 4
25 UoB Cockcroft node 5200230505
26 UoS Sports Centre node 5200230507
28 UoB Falmer node 200230508
29 The Level (South) node 5072883316
30 Edward St node 5072886714
31 St Georges Rd Eaton Place node 5072894965
32 Madeira Drive node 5072895639
33 Royal Sussex County Hospital node 5200230513
34 UoB Sports Centre Falmer cap. 6, Station Approach
35 Brighton Marina node 5200230515
36 Seven Dials node 5200230516
36 Seven Dials Vernon Terrace node 5200230517
37 Western Road node 5072897177
38 Lewes Rd South Elm Grove cap. 19
39 Lewes Rd Triangle node 5072899663
40 Mill View Hospital, Nevill Ave Sussex Education Centre, Hove cap. 6
41 UoB Varley Halls cap. 10
42 Rock St node 5072900952
43 Hove Lawns node 5072905397
44 George St node 5072905573
45 UoS York House cap. 12 Lancaster House Road
46 St James St node 5072913797
47 Montague Place node 5072912233
48 Moulsecoomb Way node 5200230506
49 Hove Park node 5072917953
50 The Level North node 5072919480
51 St Annes Well Gardens node 5072922558
52 Grand Parade cap. 11
53 Ewart St node 5072923653
54 Harrington Road
55 Hartington Road node 5019938504
57 The Droveway Hove : Waitrose 121 Nevill Road, Hove
58 King Alfred cap. 15
59 Hove Lagoon node 5722106427
60 Preston Park North node 5722089618
61 Eastern Road cap. 23
63 Connaught Road cap. 12, 182-186 Church Road
64 LiDL Arundel Road Brighton cap. 10
65 Portland Rd : Shelley Rd cap. 11
66 Portland Road : School Road cap. 10
67 Portland Road / Glebe Villas cap. 14
68 Portslade Station cap. 9
69 New Church Road : Boundary Road cap. 8
70 New Church Road / Pembroke Gardens cap. 10
71 Rottingdean Seafront cap. 11
72 Tesco New Church Road Hove cap. 10, 165-167 Church Road, Hove
99 Workshop node 5072928673
?? Sackville Road / Byron Street
?? Brighton General cap. 10, 261 Elm Grove
?? East Brighton Park cap. 10

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