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Leeds, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom

latitude: 53.80, longitude: -1.55
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Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom at latitude 53°48′00.00″ North, longitude 1°33′00.00″ West.


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

OSM Coverage

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. The North side of the city, around Chapel Town, is where most work is needed.

We can trace in road layouts from bing imagery. Some of these areas are now being updated from OS StreetView too. Please follow the editing guidelines given there if you are doing this.

Canal towpaths and locks are mostly mapped, railways are mostly mapped from NPE or Landsat, and may be slightly out compared to GPS readings.

NaPTAN data for West Yorkshire was imported in September 2009, so bus stops might appear in the middle of nowhere if roads have not been added to OSM.

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.

ODI Leeds ran Leeds Bins 2020 an import of Leeds Council bin data. The group are active in exploring OSM usage in the UK Public Sector.

https://osm.mathmos.net/postboxes/progress/ is a summary of progress in mapping the 1123 post boxes in the LS postcode area.

Postcode map

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

These will best be described by relations. Such routes are largely unmapped in OSM. A project has been set up looking at UK long distance paths --LeedsTracker 14:33, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Leeds Country Way

Leeds Country Way is a circular long-distance footpath of 62 miles (99 km) around. Leeds City Council provides further information and maps, though the route is described as well signposted [1].

Dales Way Link

A link to the Dales Way, from Woodhouse to Meanwood Valley, Eccup, Otley Chevin to Ilkley.

Trans Pennine Trail

The Trans Pennine Trail goes through Leeds, the central portion starts at the Royal Armouries. The route is also NCN Route 67.

Past events

Sunday 25th Jan 2009

Social meet-up at the Scarborough Hotel (pub) (map) Listed on upcoming.org

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 :



Leeds Mapping Party 2007