WikiProject Isle of Man
|Isle of Man, British Isles|
|Latitude: (54.23, Longitude: -4.57|
|Browse Isle of Man map|
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Isle of Man is a island in British Isles at latitude 54° 13′ 48″ North, longitude 4° 34′ 12″ West.
This page contains information relating to mapping activity on the Isle of Man, and the free map (and map data) of the Isle of Man being built up by the contributors.
Usage of official data
In 2007, the Isle of Man Government offered the use of their 1:100,000 small scale map of the Isle of Man to allow us to derive information from, for inclusion in OpenStreetMap. This allowed us to gather place name information, rivers, town and plantation boundaries, etc. all of which are of great value to the project. The following year, Cloudmade mapped the Island and donated the data to the project, adding a much greater level of detail to the data.
Isle of Man 2001 aerial imagery
Thanks to the further support of the Isle of Man Government, in 2009 we were offered the use of both the 1:25,000 scale tourist map of the Island from 2007, and the 2001 high resolution aerial imagery from which to derive data.
The aerial imagery is available as a Tile Map Service:
- For the south of the Island (Calf of Man to Douglas): http://dan.dev.openstreetmap.org/tiles/2001/
- For middle of the Island (Peel to Ramsey): http://dan.dev.openstreetmap.org/tiles/2001_m/
- For north of the Island (Ramsey to Point of Ayre): http://dan.dev.openstreetmap.org/tiles/2001_n/
Please remember that it's 9 years old now, so some things may have changed since the shots were taken. Please add a source=Isle of Man Government aerial imagery (2001) tag (or similar) to any objects derived from the aerial imagery.
Isle of Man 2007 1:25,000 map
The 1:25,000 map can be used through the following tile sets:
- North east: http://dan.dev.openstreetmap.org/tiles/2007_ne/
- South east: http://dan.dev.openstreetmap.org/tiles/2007_se/
- South West: http://dan.dev.openstreetmap.org/tiles/2007_sw/
- North West: http://dan.dev.openstreetmap.org/tiles/2007_nw/
Please add a source=Isle of Man Government 1:25000 map tag (or similar) to any objects derived from the map.
Using the tiles
To use the imagery in Potlatch, go to the <http://www.openstreetmap.org/edit>. Select options and enter the URI + "!/!/!.jpg" in the custom field. This is direct link to Douglas in Potlatch as an example.
To use the imagery in JOSM, add a custom source to the slippymap plugin, levels 9 to 18 (or 9 to 16 for the 1:25,000 map).
|Port St Mary|
|Isle of Man|
|Calf of Man|
|Snaefell Mountain Course (Isle of Man TT circuit)|
|Southern 100 Course|
|Manx Electric Railway|
|Snaefell Mountain Railway|
|Groudle Glen Railway|
|Douglas Horse Trams|
|Orchid Line, Wildlife Park|
|Long Distance Footpaths|
|Raad ny Foillan|
|3 (Port Erin, Port St Mary, Ballabeg and Colby)|
|Bus routes (work in progress)|
|5 (Douglas to Ramsey, via Peel)|
|8 (Port Erin to Peel)|
For more information on how you can help the project out, see the Getting Involved section.
Mapping names in Manx and English
Many streets on the Isle of Man show their name in both English and Manx Gaelic, and each of the settlements also has a Manx name. Wherever we know it, we are storing both the English and Manx versions of a name, and using the English as the default version to show on the map.
(please add your name to the map if you're working on improving the map data for the Isle of Man)
Changes made to Isle of Man data can be monitored through the Changeset browser or using the equivalent RSS feed. Note that this list also includes changesets which span the Island (e.g. global changes to items in both Canada and Europe) but don't change anything within the Island itself.
Using the data
There are a number of ways you can use the free geodata for the Isle of Man. The downloads listed below are map extracts covering just the Isle of Man, updated weekly with the latest data.
- Shapefile: Cloudmade Geofabrik
- Garmin map files: Cloudmade
- GPX (points of interest): Cloudmade
- .osm format: Cloudmade Geofabrik
- Other formats: Cloudmade
Sites using the Isle of Man mapping data:
The first Isle of Man mapping party was held in 2007, and the map has come on immensely since then, especially with the help of a thorough mapping by a group from CloudMade (SteveC, NickB & Blackadder) in 2008. With the majority of the Island's roads now on the map, along with rivers, plantations and other geographic features, it's time to start adding finer detail to the map. On 1st August 2009 the second Isle of Man Mapping Party was held in Douglas to gather additional information to add to the map. A third mapping day was held in 2010 to add more detail to the map of Douglas.
OpenStreetMap Isle of Man in the news
- Volunteers for street mapping project - Manx Radio / isleofman.com, 30 July 2007
- Isle of Man Mapping Party - isleofman.com, 21 July 2009
- The Isle of Man is mapped out and available online - BBC, 27 October 2010