Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe
|latitude: 57.88, longitude: -4.57|
|Browse map of Scotland 57°52′48.00″ N, 4°34′12.00″ W|
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|OpenStreetMap images (and underlying map data) are freely available under OpenStreetMap License.|
Welcome to the Openstreetmap wiki project page for Scotland. This page collects some of the projects that are of interest to Scottish Mappers. We also list the projects where local groups have set up regular social meetings so you can have a chance to meet other mappers face to face.
You can followon twitter for Scottish OSM news
For general discussion or to get in touch with the community, you can join the talk-scotland mailing list.
In Scotland we have reasonably regular pub meetings. These are generally informal and relaxed, and tend to be in a pub, although there are also Missing Maps Project nights too. How regular they are depends on the local group. In Edinburgh, these are now happening monthly. Historically, there were meetings every 3 months in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and one other place, but this has not been happening recently due to lack of interest.
If you are setting up any regular monthly, quarterly or biannually meeting please add a note of them here.
- Edinburgh#Social_Events meetings generally 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Guildford Arms
- Glasgow#Social_Events meetings happening but not on a regular schedule. We have been meeting recently for missingmap events in the Project Cafe.
- Stirling#Social_Events no regular meetings planned.
- Aberdeen/MapHack/2014-11 on 22nd November 2014
- Stirling on 23 August 2014. See the Stirling page for more details.
- Edinburgh/MappingParty/2014-03 Duddingston, near Edinburgh, March 2014
- Culbokie Mapping Party with Transition Black Isle, Sat 7 September 2013
- Mapping party in Dunbar Sat 23 March 2013
- Mapping_Party/Shotts, 2012
- Mapping_Party/New_Lanark, 2012
There was a workshop in Glasgow on Sat 23 Feb at MAKlab more details here Glasgow/Hack_Day_Feb_2013
See details of our last mapping workshop on Saturday 17 March 2012 here
More events soon, keep an eye on this page
State of the Map Scotland
- State of the Map Scotland 2015 took place in October 2015
State of the Map Scotland 2014was postponed. Too much mapping going to arrange conference
- State of the Map Scotland 2013 took place October 2013
- State of the Map Scotland 2012 took place in October 2012
- State of the Map Scotland 2011 took place in August 2011
OSM Scotland facts
Some facts about the Scottish OpenStreetMap as of October 2011:
- Approximately, 1452 unique accounts have edited the map in Scotland
- 97.9% of road names have been added when compared with the Ordnance Survey dataset (as of January 2014), with all council areas now >95% complete. Ref: ITO
- 836 bike racks with the capacity to accommodate around 6682 bikes are on the map
- 2540Km of cycle lanes and cycle paths have been mapped (only covers a select number of cycle way tags)
Ordnance Survey 7th Series
Some old Ordnance Survey maps of Britain are coming out of copyright, starting with Scotland. A project is running to scan and rectify these maps, then make them available to trace within Potlatch and JOSM.
For more information, see 7th Series.
Many places in Scotland have Gaelic names - these are often shown on road signs in the West Highlands, and on street signs in some towns. Gaelic names can be tagged using name:gd=* (with name=* for the name in English). In places where Gaelic is the main language (eg the Western Isles), the Gaelic name can be tagged using name=*, with name:en=* for the English names.
The national advisory partnership for Gaelic names is Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba (Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland). They have produced place-name lists for several trunk roads and a number of areas of Scotland. These lists have been researched, and agreed with local authorities, so can be considered to be the definitive Gaelic forms of the names. Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba have been contacted, and confirmed the Gaelic forms of the names themselves are uncopyrightable, so are fine to use in OpenStreetMap.
An OSM rendering showing the Gaelic names, and a map in Garmin format, is available at OSM Alba.
See also: Multilingual names
Statutory List of Roads
After searching for "Statutory list of roads" the results are shown, please update if new information comes forward or links change
|Council||Streetnames Available Online||Streetnames Available Offline||Requesting Permission|
|Argyll and Bute||None||None|
|Dumfries and Galloway||Available and here and here|
|East Lothian District||None||None|
|Glasgow City||Council Copyright|
|Na h-Eileanan Siar||Partial Copyright|
|Perth and Kinross||Available|
Lieutenancy areas of Scotland
The following tables shows our progress with mapping the cities in Scotland.
See also Category:Cities in Scotland
||99.6%||99.6%||Bing Aerial Imagery is available|
||96.33%||96.33%||Bing Aerial Imagery is available|
||99.9%||99.9%||Bing Aerial Imagery is available|
||100.0%||100.0%||Bing Aerial Imagery is available|
||Bing Aerial Imagery is available|
||99.27%||99.27%||Bing Aerial Imagery is available|
Towns and villages
The following tables shows our progress with mapping various towns and villages in Scotland.
Please add a town or village that you're interested in or tracking/mapping here. Try to keep the list ordered by Town Name. Where necessary create a sub page to try and keep this table quite succinct.
|Postal Area||Town Name||Tracks||Mapped||Labelled||Notes|
|ML11||Abington, South Lanarkshire
|ML6||Caldercrux, North Lanarkshire
|ML11||Crawford, South Lanarkshire
|ML6||Glenmavis, North Lanarkshire
|ML9||Netherburn, South Lanarkshire
|ML6||Plains, North Lanarkshire
|ML9||Shawsburn, South Lanarkshire
|ML7||Shotts, North Lanarkshire