Leeds, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom
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Leeds is a major city in West Yorkshire, UK. It is located on the River Aire, is one terminus of the Leeds Liverpool Canal and is the urban core of the City of Leeds metropolitan borough. After London and Birmingham it's the UK's third largest city with a population of 726,939. stats link
Leeds city centre is well mapped, with many POIs added. Building developments continue despite the economic climate, so updates are always useful.
Outside of the centre there is good progress. Of all the council regions listed on OSM and OSL differences analysis, Leeds has the most roads, so it needs a lot of work to shift it up those rankings. The OS Locator diffs map reveals that the North side of the city, around ChapelTown, is where most work is needed (colourful areas where we're missing roads)
Canal towpaths and locks are mostly mapped, railways are mostly mapped from NPE or landsat, and may be slightly out compared to GPS readings.
Leeds council covers a large area, with many small towns, villages and rural areas having only main roads mapped. Mapping of fields and woodlands would better reflect the make-up of the area.
Post box coverage
See Leeds post boxes for a summary of progress in mapping the 1123 post boxes in the LS postcode area.
Leeds City Council has a postcode map (PDF, 705k) of the Leeds metropolitan area that may be useful in dividing up tasks. As it's copyright, it shouldn't be used to add data to the OSM map.
Long distance paths
Leeds Country Way
Dales Way Link
A link to the Dales Way, from Woodhouse to Meanwood Valley, Eccup, Otley Chevin to Ilkley.
Trans Pennine Trail
Sunday 25th Jan 2009
Sat & Sun 16-17 Aug 2008 2nd Leeds Mapping party http://openstreetmapleeds.eventwax.com/2nd-leeds-openstreetmap-mapping-party
Saturday, for Barcamp Leeds attendees (but there should be space for just us mappers), possibly there will be an OSM workshop / presentation this day? Sunday, main day, open for all, where most of the work will be done!
We've had lots of micro and pico mapping parties, but this one should be big!
Sunday 22 June 2008 Leeds Micro Mapping party & West Yorkshire Linux Group (WYLUG) social. http://list.wylug.org.uk/pipermail/wylug-announce/2008-June/000542.html
Sunday 24 February 2008
Leeds Micro Mapping party & West Yorkshire Linux Group (WYLUG) social. more details :
15th & 16th September 2007
The Leeds Mapping Party - Sept 2007 at Old Broadcasting House, Leeds