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Isle of Man, British Isles
Latitude: (54.23, Longitude: -4.57
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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:

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:

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).

Mapped features

Category Name Data
Places
Douglas Mf way.png 38652636
Castletown Mf way.png 25986135
Port Erin Mf way.png 25989717
Ramsey Mf way.png 25985917
Peel Mf way.png 25987836
Port St Mary Mf way.png 25988845
Ballasalla Mf way.png 38256631
Onchan Mf way.png 25987815
Kirk Michael node 283505157 283505157
Colby node 283489994 283489994
Ballabeg node 283519563 283519563
Glen Vine Mf way.png 38336588
Union Mills node 283493479 283493479
Crosby Mf way.png 38336596
St Johns node 283504450 283504450
Foxdale node 283481432 283481432
Jurby node 283501062 283501062
Bride node 283510000 283510000
Islands
Isle of Man Mf way.png 25986639
Calf of Man Mf way.png 25987471
Sheadings
Ayre Osm element relation.svg 1061144 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Garff Osm element relation.svg 1061145 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Glenfaba Osm element relation.svg 1061147 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Middle Osm element relation.svg 1061146 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Michael Osm element relation.svg 1028022 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Rushen Osm element relation.svg 1061135 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Road circuits
Snaefell Mountain Course (Isle of Man TT circuit) Osm element relation.svg 188240 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Southern 100 Course Osm element relation.svg 188641 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Railways
Steam Railway Osm element relation.svg 148241 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Manx Electric Railway Mf way.png 25986379
Snaefell Mountain Railway Mf way.png 25989689
Groudle Glen Railway Mf way.png 27036461
Douglas Horse Trams Mf way.png 59285960
Orchid Line, Wildlife Park Osm element relation.svg 231795 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Long Distance Footpaths
Millennium Way
Raad ny Foillan Osm element relation.svg 231798 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Cycle routes
1 (Douglas) Osm element relation.svg 192623 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
2 (Castletown) Osm element relation.svg 192635 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
2a Osm element relation.svg 192846 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
2b Osm element relation.svg 192847 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
3 (Port Erin, Port St Mary, Ballabeg and Colby) Osm element relation.svg 192856 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
3a Osm element relation.svg 192859 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
3b Osm element relation.svg 192858 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
3c Osm element relation.svg 192857 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
4 (Peel) Osm element relation.svg 192889 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
4a Osm element relation.svg 192890 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
5 (Ramsey) Osm element relation.svg 192912 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
6 (Laxey) Osm element relation.svg 192630 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Bus routes (work in progress)
3 Osm element relation.svg 198595 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
5 (Douglas to Ramsey, via Peel) Osm element relation.svg 176527 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
8 (Port Erin to Peel) Osm element relation.svg 174760 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)

Helping out

Anybody can help out with mapping the Isle of Man for the Openstreetmap project - you just need to create an account and start editing.

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.

To map names in English, simply use name tag, but if you can add the Manx name as well, please add that as name:gv and also duplicate the English name in a name:en tag.

Contributors

(please add your name to the map if you're working on improving the map data for the Isle of Man)

Changes

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.

Sites using the Isle of Man mapping data:

Mapping Parties

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.

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