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Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom

latitude: 53.48, longitude: -2.24
Browse map of Manchester 53°28′48.00″ N, 2°14′24.00″ W
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Manchester is a city in Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom at latitude 53°28′48.00″ North, longitude 2°14′24.00″ West.

The city itself is contained within the bounding relation relation 146658.

Public Transport

The city is served by the Manchester Metrolink tram system (relation Eccles Line, relation Altringham Line), which is currently being upgraded and extended.

There is also an extensive bus network, mostly run by private operators. Three free 'Metroshuttle' bus routes operate in the city centre.


  • Lakes: ...
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  • Extensive waterway network (canals including Manchester Ship, Bridgewater, Rochdale, Ashton, plus several derelict ones)


  • The M60 orbital motorway (already done) - but many junctions still missing.




Manchester is a rainy city in North-West England renowned for some of the best music ever produced. The conurbation stretches to include Stockport, Salford, Altrincham, Bolton, Bury, Ashton-under-Lyne, etc.

Within the City Centre, which for many covers the area from Salford Quays through to New Islington in the East, and Rusholme in the South, are hundreds of licensed bars, nightclubs, live music venues and hotels. Within the boundaries of the City are smaller areas that have their own unique slant - the Northern Quarter is often see as the creative district of Manchester and thus has most of the smaller independant bars, clubs and shops. Deansgate is a main arterial route into the city from the north and south, and is home to the 60 storey Beetham Tower, which houses a skybar, restaurants, homes and the Hilton hotel. Nearby Deansgate Locks provides an additional six bars to the Manchester nightlife scene.

Manchester related links:

OSM People in Manchester

Category:Users in Manchester

OSMUK have strong links with Open Data Manchester who provided the venue for the 2019 AGM, organised a series of Joy Diversion events, and an online Intro to OSM session as part of their 2020 Pick N Mix series.

To do

See link to OpenStreetBugs in the green box.

Past events

Mapchester was a big OSM workshop on 13-14th May 2006. The data collected during the weekend was used as a basis for the Futuresonic 2006 interactive map beta

A Second Manchester Mapping Weekend took place in Oct 2008.

Manchester Madlab Mapping Weekend 2014