Changeset No. Date Contributor Comment
12017-04-20 22:07:32 UTCYorvik Prestigitator You've not added Jupiter to the UofY Solar System relation
12017-04-19 22:00:17 UTCYorvik Prestigitator not sure if the words "AH GOOD THE SEA" written scruffily in white chalk on a wall is best described as a mural
12017-04-14 09:56:37 UTCSomeoneElse Hello,
Just trying to understand the "motor_vehicle=designated" on St Andrewgate . This normally means "there's explicit signage or something else that indicates that motor vehicle traffic should go down here".
Best Regards,
22017-04-14 10:21:36 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Hmm, that edit was 3 years ago, perhaps it was signed "access only", but since St A'gate (and surrounding streets) is effectively a dead-end for motor vehicles, that sems unecesssary. I will have another survey this week.
32017-04-14 11:43:28 UTCSomeoneElse I didn't notice any signage on St Andrewgate itself last night, but TBH you wouldn't expect any since car access is from near the Black Swan.
12017-03-30 17:18:38 UTCYorvik Prestigitator The Hotel - when they finish building it - is not called York, it is in York. More likely it will be called Travelodge something.
12017-03-08 17:55:44 UTCYorvik Prestigitator I thought the label says B4 424
22017-03-08 18:08:43 UTCRobert Whittaker I didn't check (carefully) or alter the number -- just corrected the collection times and added the box design. It's quite possible the plate now says B4, so if you think that's what it should be, then feel free to fix it.
12017-03-05 20:37:46 UTClakedistrict HI Yorvik,
I'm not sure why you've tagged Heathwaite Convenience Stores ( as a post office - it lost its post office counter around 10 years ago!
lakedistrict :-)
22017-03-06 01:02:53 UTCYorvik Prestigitator I was basing it on the signs above the shop windows saying "Heathwaite Post Office & Stores" which were still up recently.
I will remove the amenity=post_office tag if you think the shop signs are incorrect.
32017-03-06 10:59:11 UTClakedistrict Yes, despite the signs the post office counter has gone. Thanks for removing the tag.
42017-03-06 11:20:23 UTCYorvik Prestigitator no problem, thank you for the inside information
12017-03-04 13:39:05 UTCrobert Typo?
22017-03-04 14:25:34 UTCYorvik Prestigitator oops, yes, now corrected, thanks for spotting this
12017-02-17 16:07:18 UTCYorvik Prestigitator You might not like their name, but Pharmacy is the name of this shop and is proudly displayed above the window (as can be seen in this streetview photo)
Would you like to undo this change?
22017-02-17 16:27:24 UTCMike Baggaley Hi, I believe the correct name is Living Care Pharmacy - I've set that as the name. You can see details at

12017-02-11 14:00:26 UTCndm Probably was postal_code?
22017-02-11 15:33:02 UTCYorvik Prestigitator might have meant to be, but BS10 is not even the post code for Ash Walk, the post code is BS10 6RW, maybe it was postal_district?
32017-02-11 23:12:32 UTCndm All Bristol roads are sgned with postal codes, e.g. BS10.
42017-02-12 14:07:34 UTCYorvik Prestigitator That might make sense, thanks for fixing this.
12017-02-12 13:33:52 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Hi,
Welcome to Openstreetmap. You appear to marked a point on the public map without any information of what that point is meant to be. (Hence why it doesn't show up). What were you trying to mark? Can I help. If left the node might probably be assumed to have been made in error and deleted in any ...
12017-02-04 20:10:22 UTCGinaroZ Hi, just wondering if you carried out a survey of this area?
22017-02-04 22:30:15 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Hi, just using sattelite imagery and some old photos of the area, do you know if there is still a post office in the village or has it now closed down?
32017-02-04 22:53:27 UTCGinaroZ No idea sorry. I'd also mapped here from bing recently so just thought you might be able to help with speed limits/details if you'd surveyed :)
12017-02-02 14:49:08 UTCYorvik Prestigitator I am confused why you have transferred max height from the node to way, when for some of the ways they are accessible for vehicles greater than this height from both sides of the obstruction and can deliver to businesses up to the obstruction but cannot pass through it.
22017-02-02 15:08:28 UTCcdavila Hello
I check restriction from node affects all a way before moving values, but maybe I missed something. Can you tell me what way are you talking about? (Changeset involves several ways).
32017-02-02 15:24:13 UTCYorvik Prestigitator ok starting near the top; Terry Avenue is also accessible from Clementhorpe, while the height restriction only affects vehicles coming from Skeldergate
42017-02-02 15:44:00 UTCcdavila I'm not sure I catch what you mean. I applied height restriction only to Terry avenue portion under Skeldergate Bridge, which I think is OK. If space under bridge is 8'6'' it affects all vehicles, no matter where they come from. Please correct me if I'm wrong or I'm missing something
52017-02-02 15:53:53 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Sorry, I have misread your changes, many apologies, (the part of Terry Ave between the two bridges has a max height of the higher of the two bridges)
62017-02-02 16:44:36 UTCcdavila No problem at all. It's good to have people supervising possible errors in changeset.
12017-01-20 02:00:57 UTCYorvik Prestigitator What is Myknowledgemap? Is it an office?
12016-12-17 02:05:22 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Are you sure about this location, this is a grassy area with trees across the road from where the carriage works was, there are no shops here.
The shops on Poppleton road are either near where it joins Holgate Road or up the hill to the Water end junction.
22016-12-17 02:05:49 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Do you have a name for this shop?
12016-11-09 08:13:41 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Hi,
Do you have the name of the hotel?
Are you 100% sure of location? It appears to be in the road, rather than in any of the buildings alonside the road
22016-11-19 14:06:03 UTCSomeoneElse @Yorvik Prestigitator I'm guessing this is just a MAPS.ME duplicate of one of the existing hotels here - personally I'd just delete it as the mapper hasn't replied within 10 days.
32016-11-20 11:06:44 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Deleted
12016-11-09 08:11:46 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Hi,
do you have the names for the bar and the fast food place you have added to the map?
Are you sure about the locations? The bar appears to be in the old Aviva car park and the fast food place appears to be in the Kitchen Accessory shop (used to be Budgens)
12016-10-15 14:55:29 UTCYorvik Prestigitator I thought your tag of flood_prone was quite appropriate for the ings
22016-10-15 20:35:54 UTCskgrange Hello. I agree. I made the change because the MapBox services were rendering the Ings as water. So it is a work-around. I can revert the change if desired.
32016-10-15 22:04:38 UTCSomeoneElse Sounds like a bug with Mapbox's rendering to me (although over the next 6 months or so it'll be likely as wrong as right!).
12016-10-08 18:29:18 UTCYorvik Prestigitator You might have broken the 142 and 143 bus route relation continuity
22016-10-08 18:31:33 UTCYorvik Prestigitator and
32016-10-08 21:59:40 UTCSomeoneElse Well spotted, thanks.
42016-10-08 22:07:20 UTCYorvik Prestigitator No worries, sort of thing I often inadvertently do.
12016-10-02 07:44:36 UTCtomhukins Hi, in I set the postbox type of to "double_pillar" but you reverted this change in - I'm curious why you did this.
22016-10-06 00:53:07 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Hi, there are basically 3 types of post boxes for stamped mail; pillar (free-standing), wall (built into a wall or building) and lamp (mounted to a pole or similar). This post box is primarily a pillar box and secondly has two slots for letters. Double pillar is confusing as it wouldn't show up as a...
32016-10-08 18:19:23 UTCtomhukins Thank you, it sounds like you have a far more detailed understanding of this than I do.
12016-09-19 03:14:22 UTCYorvik Prestigitator be careful using aerial images, eg the nurses accomodation by york hospital was knocked down many years ago
12016-09-04 22:17:11 UTCSomeoneElse Hi, is "building=q" - presumably it should have been "school" or something?
22016-09-04 22:54:31 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Yes, fixed now, thanks for spotting this.
12016-08-28 03:31:54 UTCYorvik Prestigitator I'm embarrassed to notice I hve editted this four times and missed this typo.
12016-07-25 17:51:09 UTCchillly I think the multipolygon might need more tags. If you can have two outers (not sure you can) then both of the school areas need to be tagged as outers. Would a site relation be better than a multipolygon?
22016-07-25 19:38:01 UTCYorvik Prestigitator I'm no expert, the OSM wiki says a multipolygon can have "Two disjunct outer rings" and says on the relations:site (proposal) page that for schools with multiple sites to use a multipolygon relation.

I have now tagged the ways as outers now, which I had failed to do on this changeset. H...
32016-07-25 20:25:26 UTCSomeoneElse You'll want amenity=school on the school relation presumably? Unless I've completely misunderstood what's happening here...
42016-07-26 00:13:06 UTCYorvik Prestigitator You're right, I can't work out why it was not there. I have added it now, thanks.
12016-07-25 17:46:06 UTCchillly Hi,

Have you missed a tag from the way into the churchyard?
22016-07-25 19:26:34 UTCYorvik Prestigitator oops, looks like I have! Now fixed, thanks for spotting this.
(or it could be Potlatch not recording all my changes in a changeset again)
12016-07-05 14:49:54 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Hi, is way 424238404 part of the temporary diversion to route NCN route 67?
It appears to be untagged.
12016-07-03 18:33:24 UTCYorvik Prestigitator thanks, sadly that looks like it was one of my typos.
12016-06-26 09:33:53 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Clifford's Tower and Multangular Tower are already on the map and in greater detail.
12016-06-23 18:07:26 UTCSomeoneElse Any reason for the expansion of to include the field to the west and the footpath to the right? It's certainly not obvious from the road that it's this big - the previous size of the school area was based on what things look like from the road.
22016-06-23 18:09:50 UTCSomeoneElse I removed the made-up names "SPSP" on e.g. as well. that was added by the previous (new) contributor; which I didn't fix straight away because I had let them know about it via a changeset discussion.
32016-06-26 05:29:05 UTCYorvik Prestigitator There is/was a school sign on the roadside in the woods alongside the field, so I assumed the field belonged to the school. It could be they are just advertising the school on a field adjacent, I am happy to defer to local knowledge.
12016-05-15 00:56:16 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Hi,
What are you trying to dowith this edit?
You seem to be deleting lots of ways and nodes and losing information about which junctions are roundabouts, their speed limits whether they have pavement, what the source was for this data.
22016-05-15 22:30:39 UTCEugene13 hi,
my edits basically was geometrics. And maybe sometime I forget check for more details, maybe. But 97% changes was only with geometrics. Was few places where creator did something strange, all components for place was improperly. At this moment I did try change with removing.
Why I did this ch...
12016-04-30 07:55:04 UTCSomeoneElse Are and really spelt with a double S? The village, and other amenities, aren't. Also, you didn't happen to notice what the access to from the west is? It see...
22016-05-03 00:37:20 UTCYorvik Prestigitator oops, you are right, my heavy fingered typing is to blame. Thanks for spotting that.
Can't really definitively help you with whether the other pathway is gated, sorry.
12016-03-26 00:38:56 UTCSomeoneElse Is the passageway through to Precentor's Court really called "Hole-in-the-Wall"? The pub next door is definitely called the "Hole In The Wall", and I guess it might count as a loc_name, but I've never heard of it as an official name.
FWIW has...
22016-03-26 02:48:02 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Hmm, it was three years ago I surveyed this, so I can't remember where I got the name from, but I personally don't like the hyphenation so must have got the hyphens from somewhere - though this is what we always called this alley.
The local tourist guides corroborate that "Peculiar Lane" ...
12016-03-17 11:35:48 UTCSomeoneElse Just checking - are you sure that is a public footpath? It seems just to go to the church.
22016-03-17 13:28:39 UTCYorvik Prestigitator oops, no it is just a footpath to access the church
32016-03-17 14:13:01 UTCSomeoneElse Thanks - and thanks for doing all the schools hereabouts, too.
12016-03-15 19:00:02 UTCndm doesn't seem to be a valid URL?

What rights do we have to use this source on OSM?
22016-03-15 19:05:43 UTCYorvik Prestigitator no idea about this edits or rights, but the correct url is probably
32016-03-16 17:03:23 UTCtcdiosm My apologies for not giving the full URL , I shall do so in future. I was hoping that contributors to OSM would be inquisitive enough to research this resource for themselves and read further; it is a minefield but useful.
I have used the online map of local authorities as a resource to check the ...
42016-03-16 17:22:20 UTCSomeoneElse (as a brief aside on "footpath" and "bridleway" tagging):
I'd use "highway=footway" for something that looks like a footpath; "highway=bridleway" for something that looks like a bridleway (typically "has gates instead of stiles and horse poo on the groun...
52016-03-16 17:38:45 UTCtcdiosm definitive information from the authority gives us the legal status. A horse rider would be in the wrong to use a footpath. Yes many tracks look wide enough for a 4x4 but that does not give them the right to use it. We must be careful to provide accurate information, landowners also have rights and...
62016-03-16 17:44:49 UTCSomeoneElse @tcdiosm if you're replying to me, I'm confused :)
72016-03-16 17:57:13 UTCtcdiosm sorry new to the Forum.
Hope this will make it clearer.

Public footpaths are public rights of way on foot.

Public bridleways are public rights of way on foot, or leading or riding a beast of burden (e.g. a horse). Cyclists may also use bridleways, but must give way to rid...
82016-03-16 18:14:24 UTCSomeoneElse @tcdiosm The point that I was trying to make was that for example "highway=footway" does not indicate the legal status of access. It just means "used mainly or exclusively by pedestrians". There are permissive footways, and private ones.
In order to indicate that something is ...
92016-03-16 19:13:58 UTCndm Dear tcdiosm, thanks for the details on sources, etc. -- I'm always interested when someone remarks that they're copying another map (doesn't help that I can never remember which Ordnance Survey products have which licence, etc).

Have fun mapping,
12016-03-12 14:25:39 UTCmueschel Hi Yorvik,
this node has a strange key:
Is that supposed to be entrance or access or something else?

Cheers, Jan
22016-03-12 15:18:39 UTCYorvik Prestigitator is the entrance - the perils of predictive text.
12016-02-22 12:56:53 UTCchillly I don't think So Wok is a restaurant, last time I was there (a few months ago) it was certainly only a takeaway. It's a very small place, there's no room for a sit-down meal.

I also think the name is So Wok (without the 'Takeaway').
22016-02-22 16:46:44 UTCYorvik Prestigitator HI Chillly,
I was just correcting the Chinese to chinese (as OSM is fussy about capitalisation in tags) which Rogero added on their edit of this way.
I think you are correct about it being fast_food rather than restaurant (especially as it has the tag takeaway=only).
As you are more knowledgeable...
12016-02-05 04:44:35 UTCYorvik Prestigitator hi,
you haven't tagged way 393459010
Is it a track?
22016-02-05 09:44:30 UTCbigalxyz123 Hi - yes it is, I guess I forgot to label it as such. Now fixed. Alan.
12016-01-22 21:50:21 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Why have you changed the name? This section of road is called De Grey Terrace according to the signs and the addresses of the houses on it
22016-01-23 00:57:22 UTCMike Baggaley As I understand it, this part of the road is still Avenue Road, with a few houses forming De Grey Terrace, so I have moved what seemed to me to be the less important name to the alt_name field so that the name Avenue Road is contiguous. It does not seem correct to me to have a road name of De Grey T...
12016-01-22 21:44:10 UTCYorvik Prestigitator The street sign says "Tang Hall Lane 124-138" which is what is down this street.

Also "addr:housenumber" should not be used for ways according to the wiki
22016-01-23 00:47:18 UTCMike Baggaley One needs to use some common sense when reading street signs. The sign saying Tang Hall Lane 124-138 indicates that the street name is Tang Hall Lane with just house numbers 124-138 on this section of the road. If The street name were Tang Hall Lane 124-138, then this would mean that house number 12...
12016-01-22 21:40:21 UTCYorvik Prestigitator The houses on the east side of this street are Railway View and the houses on the west side of this street are Northfield Terrace, this is clearly indicated by local street signs.
Why have you changed the street name from "Northfield Terrace / Railway View" to "Northfield Terrace&quo...
22016-01-23 00:40:06 UTCMike Baggaley The street name is not Northfield Terrace / Railway View, it has two names. I have put one in the name field and the other in the alt_name field, which I believe is the correct way to handle this situation.
12015-12-28 19:13:48 UTCSomeoneElse Hi, can you think of any reason why shouldn't be man_made=reservoir_covered?
22015-12-28 21:07:10 UTCYorvik Prestigitator No, I think your word order is probably the correct one.
32015-12-28 21:08:15 UTCSomeoneElse Thanks for fixing (never understood why it was that order to be honest).
12015-12-04 09:55:47 UTCDerick Rethans What did you change with this changeset? Can you please use changeset comments?
22015-12-05 21:04:24 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Hi Derrick,
I renamed North End/Wildwood Terrace to match what the street sign at the end of the road said - as highlighted by note #382035
Aligned the buildings of King Alfred School to better match the bing aerial image
Tidied up the roundabout at the junction of North End Way/Spaniards Rd/Hea...
12015-11-06 19:09:47 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Are there really four post offices in Elvington Industrial Estate?
22015-11-07 00:09:16 UTCLocator No, hurried use of copy tags. Sorry. Now removed. Thanks for keeping me right.
12015-10-19 19:28:49 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Node 3792858161 looks a little peculiar is it definitely part of the building?
12015-10-14 10:56:23 UTCGerdP please review:
natural=bare_rocks is uncommon,
probably should be
natural=rock or natural=bare_rock
22015-10-14 14:34:42 UTCYorvik Prestigitator corrected, thanks
12015-10-04 23:18:36 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Hi GerdP,
How about correcting my obvious spelling mistake or message me and ask what I meant to type, rather than going round deleting tags and information from the map.
22015-10-05 09:02:17 UTCGerdP Hi YP,

thanks for reviewing my changes and
sorry for destroying data. I meant to remove simple typos.

In this case Bing shows a normal road junction which is not a passing place
as described in the wiki:

32015-10-05 10:19:02 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Hi Gerd,
If you go down the road in person you will see there is also an official sign designating this point as a Passing Place
This sign is also visible on google streetview,-1.0124602,3a,15y,212.23h,84.02t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1ssRmNgmC1loXgi01OiK7rig!2e0!7i13312!...
42015-10-05 10:46:43 UTCGerdP I see. Sorry again.
52015-10-05 10:48:20 UTCYorvik Prestigitator is okay, is fixed now.
12015-08-21 16:11:38 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Why does the Acomb Police Station need marking on the map a second time?
It is already adequately marked on the map by way 130352231
22015-08-21 22:25:56 UTCLocator In my mind from the Wiki I had it to tag the building outline and the node for the entrance. Tagging for the renderer is a cardinal sin, but maybe I got it wrong.
12015-07-21 10:24:42 UTCwill_p This changeset looks problematic. You seem to have misunderstood that amenity=bar and bar=yes are not exactly equivalent.

If something is tagged as tourism=hotel and bar=yes, it indicates the feature is primarily a hotel, which happens to have a bar inside. For rendering purposes, it should be sh...
22015-07-21 10:36:14 UTCYorvik Prestigitator I have to agree with will_p, have you read the wiki that says the same as will_p is saying , for example should I edit all the bars that have toilets from toilets=yes to amenity=toilets?
32015-07-21 11:44:42 UTCSomeoneElse For the avoidance of doubt, I can categorically state that is NOT an amenity=bar. It's a hotel bar (serves a nice pint, but not really a pub because it's part of the hotel, though it does welcome walkers who aren't covered in mud)
42015-07-21 11:49:58 UTCSomeoneElse @Dr Kludge may I respectfully suggest that you revert this changeset, then get out of the armchair and go out and map something in the real world instead? Any amount of fiddling with tags will never improve the volume of data within OpenStreetMap, and changes like this one actually reduce the quali...
52015-07-21 12:41:39 UTCRichard Or if you do want to continue armchair mapping, may I gently suggest the rural US - where there's hordes of bad imported TIGER data that needs clearing up.
62015-07-22 13:11:30 UTCDr Kludge Nice guys comments guys. It shows bunch of religion. How about fixing the wiki then. If I go to the bar page it redirects to amenity=bar. Anyone could have fallen into this problem.

(Redirected from Bar)
72015-07-22 13:38:26 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Hi sorry if I came across as unfriendly, I guess frustration at someone undoing my work out of misunderstanding of tags. Perhaps your global scale made it look if you were changing things without knowledge of local circumstances.
I am not sure what you mean about the wiki redirecting, the link I ga...
82015-07-22 23:31:54 UTCSomeoneElse I've reverted this in . Some items (including ) are now correctly tagged again. Some may need further investigation ( I suspect is an amenity=social_club, for examp...
92015-07-23 04:53:57 UTCDr Kludge @Yorvik Prestigitator
1.) Go to the wiki.
2.) In the search area in the top right corner of the screen enter "bar" sans the quotes and hit the enter key.
3.) The page redirects to amenity=bar.
This behavior still exists at 7/22/2015 21:40 US time.

The end of my change set comment--T...
12015-07-20 12:00:34 UTCSomeoneElse For info I've added layer=1 back to since it is higher than everything else nearby.
22015-07-21 10:45:52 UTCYorvik Prestigitator I am confused; the osm wiki says layer tag should be used to describe relative vertical differences of overlapping nodes or tags but "is not suitable to define vertical relationships of adjoining, nearby or distant elements or areas."
Would the embankment tag be more appropriate for way 1...
32015-07-21 11:12:53 UTCSomeoneElse The wiki should be descriptive rather than proscriptive; unfortunately the overlap between wiki editors and actual mappers isn't high, and sometimes people's personal point of view creeps through. I would certainly never edit anything based on what the wiki says alone - it's always worth trying to ...
12015-07-18 01:11:29 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Why have you removed the oneway tag? This road is one way, it leads to the newly constructed underground car park at the college - it is not possible to exit the underground car park via this road.
22015-07-20 20:35:42 UTCabel801 I overlooked that this street indeed leads underground. Thank you!
32015-07-20 20:49:18 UTCabel801 I reverted my changesets.
42015-07-20 21:36:18 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Thanks, I will add a note that this way leads to the car park below
12015-07-16 23:27:39 UTCYorvik Prestigitator This road is one way, why have you removed the oneway tag from part of it??
It is the exit from the underground part of the college carpark built a year or two ago (the underground part has not been surveyed yet).
22015-07-17 13:58:00 UTCkaritotp I fixed my change. Thanks for your observation.
12015-07-16 17:42:27 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Why have you removed the oneway tag??
This is the exit from the service station forecourt and motorists are not allowed to enter the forecourt via this way as indicated by local signage.
22015-07-16 18:01:50 UTCdannykath Hi, I am sorry, I reverted this changeset
32015-07-16 18:10:44 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Thank you :)
12015-07-11 01:00:43 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Are you sure the footpath and track east of York near the ringroad intersect?
There is no evidence that the footpath even exists, it has only been added by nbr based on information they got from council that there used to be a right of way there and has already been corrected when they marked the f...
22015-10-26 21:38:54 UTCSomeoneElse Re west of the bypass, it is a public footpath (I've been there - there's a sign on the fence at the east end pointing west, and a stile on the fence suggesting access to the bypass is legal). is still a bit r...
12015-06-09 11:33:51 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Has the building really become circular??
12015-06-08 13:04:34 UTCSomeoneElse (assuming it's still there) are you going to undelete , or would you like me to? They also replaced with which has fewer tags.
22015-06-09 05:23:08 UTCYorvik Prestigitator After discussion with rsg123 about their deletion of clock and damage to Piccadilly in changeset 31477231 they told me the deletion and damage were by mistake (though slightly confused why they apologised from a different account - maybe they have 2 accounts).
I could not see any way of undoing the...
12015-05-29 03:10:58 UTCYorvik Prestigitator are these public parking lots or residents only parking?
22015-05-29 09:50:20 UTCNewBrownRice They are permit only parking - however there is no restriction (gates/barriers) to the site. Should I have used access=private in this case?
Thanks, NBR.
32015-05-29 14:29:06 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Yes, personally I would recommend using access=private in this case so they are not confused with public parking (it will also render with a faded "P" on some maps).
12015-05-26 22:54:54 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Why have you deleted the clock above the Yeoman store in Blake Street? The clock is still there (and telling the correct time)
Piccadilly does not cross Fishergate
22015-05-27 07:56:40 UTCyorkydude Oh, sorry I must have done that by mistake. I moved a building area by accident and put it back, but i thought that was the only mistake I made
12015-05-14 16:46:31 UTCYorvik Prestigitator I would dispute that is an official sign from Yorkshire Housing, just someone being grumpy and as there is no indication that North Moor Gardens (southern section) is a Private Road then it would need an official sign to have any authority.
Even then the written cyclist dismount is only advisory un...
22015-05-14 16:55:06 UTCSomeoneElse It did look like an official sign from Yorkshire Housing. It wouldn't surprise me (given the history of the area - until surprisingly recently post-war prefabs) if it was a private road.
32015-05-14 17:05:46 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Sorry, worded that badly, I was disputing Yorkshire Housing's right to create such a regulation, than whether it was genuinely their sign. But if you think it might be a private road then I guess they are allowed to be so anti-cyclist.
42015-05-15 08:17:23 UTCSomeoneElse ... and I suspect it'll also apply to the northern bit too (though I didn't get chance to look for a sign there).
12015-05-07 10:58:15 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Is there any evidence on the ground for the footpaths from Murton? They appear to go through cultivated fields, hedgerow and becks as well as crossing very busy dual carriageway with no provision for pedestrians
22015-05-07 11:08:33 UTCNewBrownRice Hi Yorvik Prestigitator, I added these footpaths and bridleways as exactly shown on the Local Authority's (City of York) Definitive map. You can view the map here:, then select Map Information on the left side, and scroll down the large list to find Public Foot...
32015-05-07 11:24:10 UTCNewBrownRice I've updated the Southern-most crossing with the By-Pass, as the footpath actually terminates on the Definitive Map before and after the By-Pass. But I can confirm that the Northern-most crossing is still a public footpath. As you can see here: The path is clearly shown on t...
42015-05-07 11:33:00 UTCYorvik Prestigitator There is no indication on the York council map of what date the right of way is valid for, it may have been superseded by the dualling of the A64, there is no obvious footpath on the Bing imagery on the west of the A64. Ordnance Survey maps come with the proviso that they do not guarantee the paths ...
52015-05-07 11:49:10 UTCNewBrownRice It is true that the footpath to the West is unclear. It would probably be sensible to mark the path as impassable over the By-Pass as I don't believe there is a crossing point here. Even though the York Localview website uses Ordnance Survey maps, the overlays of footpaths and bridleways are not OS,...
62015-05-07 11:57:50 UTCNewBrownRice Just to confirm, looking at this Birds-eye view on Bing:, it is possible to see the footpath does cross the A64. The clearest way of distinguishing this is the two-tiered central reservation barriers in the road, which I guess are particularly suited for pedestrians to cross...
72015-05-07 12:28:56 UTCSomeoneElse @NewBrownRice - you mustn't use that map as a source. There is a very clear copyright statement at the bottom of it. If this is your only source these paths will have to be removed.

I would only add footpaths that you personally have surveyed (by walking all the way along). I'd be genuinely s...
82015-05-07 15:39:40 UTCNewBrownRice Regardless of the copyright statement on that page (I was only using it to illustrate my point during this discussion) the Local Authority's definite map is a public document and the data contained within it is public data (available from and is shown elsewhere on the internet from a FOI...
92015-05-07 16:45:49 UTCSomeoneElse It doesn't matter if "the Local Authority's definite map is a public document and the data contained within it is public data" - if it's derived from non-licence-compatible data it can't be used in OSM. However, it's likely that the definitive _statement_ may not be so encumbered. If you...
102015-05-07 17:29:37 UTCNewBrownRice York's definitive map has already been publicly released and is confirmed to have an OS OpenData license (OGL 3). Therefore, I believe that the raw data can be straight imported into OSM without any Copyright issues? Even though I cross-referenced the pathways with Bing satellite imagery, this shoul...
112015-05-07 17:44:34 UTCSomeoneElse How do I get to this OGL 3 data without going through a website that claims to be "© 2012 Esri (UK) Ltd and its third party licensors. All rights reserved."* or displaying it on a map is apparently "© Crown copyright and database right 2015 Ordnance Survey 100020818"?
122015-05-07 18:07:54 UTCNewBrownRice Apologies for not providing the link earlier: The OGL 3 data is available through a link on the UK local councils wiki article for York, here:
Thanks for the clarification on Bing imagery. I can confirm I used the Bing imagery available through the OSM Editor, an...
132015-05-07 18:32:37 UTCSomeoneElse I personally would never use data from a third-party site that claims that data has been released to them under a certain licence, without any evidence that that is the case. How do we know what questions were asked? It _might_ be perfectly OK, but without knowing what questions were asked (and ho...
142015-05-07 18:59:42 UTCNewBrownRice I understand your point, but the use of the Definitive Map is different. It's correct to just assume the map is OGL based on the documentation and guidance here:,,
152015-05-07 19:31:28 UTCSomeoneElse At that link I read "it is now possible for councils to request exemptions to OS's IP claims on data they have plotted on top of OS's base maps" (but I don't see any evidence that that has happened) and then "Unfortunately, it appears that Ordnance Survey's rights in the data will pre...
162015-05-07 19:42:27 UTCNewBrownRice I don't have any other info to hand unfortunately. The copyright info we have from York LocalView is misleading and shouldn't be a limiting factor here. I can however look at the many other local authorities which have set a precedent in the last few months of releasing Definitive Map data to OGL 3 ...
172015-09-06 20:31:37 UTCSomeoneElse Finally got to check these today - both and are signed as public footpaths at the eastern end on the fence at the edge of the bypass. There's a stile to get you over the fence in each case though what you do afte...
12015-04-10 00:30:51 UTCPmaiIkeey Just querying the footpath that's been named Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate - what evidence is there that it has that name ?
22015-04-12 02:26:01 UTCYorvik Prestigitator I didn't give it that name - it was already labelled such before I edited it. The road adjoining the footpath has a street sign Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate, but 1A Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate (where the estate agent is) is situated down this footpath.
32015-04-12 13:44:46 UTCPmaiIkeey As I have my suspicions, is this something you can investigate ? I'm aware 1½ is down there but this is akin to a private drive off a named road. I know it's not private but I have my doubts about it having that name. It may even have some other funky name!
12015-03-17 16:05:42 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Isn't this fiddling the data to make the Cyclestreets map work? Now the Pedallers Arms appears twice on other maps, wouldn't it be better to contact Cyclestreets and get them to fix their rendering?
22015-03-28 14:14:38 UTCrex_the_first Yes, that is a good point. As the building is shared with Hackspace it probably shouldn't all get called Pedallers' Arms.
I've removed the double naming

12014-11-07 17:44:34 UTCYorvik Prestigitator Hi McRoyall, you need to connect footways to the other ways they meet or it will break any routing application
12014-11-07 17:36:16 UTCYorvik Prestigitator The "hole" at top of New Lane is coming up on keepright as an untagged way - is it meant to be an island in the residential landuse?
22014-11-07 17:36:46 UTCYorvik Prestigitator way 300655231 for clarification
32014-12-09 18:04:26 UTCSomeoneElse Sorry I didn't reply to this - unfortunately people are only subscribed automatically to changesets from the time that changeset discussions were turned on, which was 2nd November I think.
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