Public Rights of Way GIS Data and Statements

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Robert Whittaker

Dear Gloucestershire County Council,

Under the Environmental Information Regulations, I would like to request a copy of:

1/ The digitised version / working copy of your Definitive Map of Public Rights of Way, e.g. as used to show the routes in the online map at https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/roads... . My preferred format for this GIS data would be one of KML, GeoJSON, MapInfo or Shapefile. (I realise that this data is not the actual Definitive Map, but just an unofficial representation of it, which may contain errors. But that is fine for my purposes.)

2/ Your Definitive Statements of Public Rights of Way, assuming these are held in digital form (either scanned copies or native digital versions). I would prefer the information in a re-usable (computer readable) format. If the full Statement information is already contained in the GIS data supplied above, then that will satisfy this part of the request, and there is no need to provide anything separately.

Secondly, under the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations, I would like to request permission to re-use the information above under the Open Government Licence v3 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o... . The purposes for which the information is to be re-used are: (a) to help improve the mapping of Rights of Way in OpenStreetMap, and (b) to convert the datasets to a more convenient format, and then make them available for others to re-use under an open licence.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Whittaker

PS: If you are contemplating refusing any parts of this request, you may like to first read the following Decision Notices from the ICO in relation to similar requests that I made to Cambridgeshire County Council: https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-tak... and https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-tak... .

Gloucestershire CC, Gloucestershire County Council

Information request
Our reference: 8785511

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Dear ‎Sir/Madam‏
 
Request for Information (Reference: 8785511 )
 
Thank you for your request for information, received on 27 June 2018.
 
Request summary:
Q1) The digitised version / working copy of your Definitive Map of Public
Rights of Way, e.g. as used to show the routes in the online map at
https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/roads...
. My preferred format for this GIS data would be one of KML, GeoJSON,
MapInfo or Shapefile. (I realise that this data is not the actual
Definitive Map, but just an unofficial representation of it, which may
contain errors. But that is fine for my purposes.)
Q2) Your Definitive Statements of Public Rights of Way, assuming these are
held in digital form (either scanned copies or native digital versions). I
would prefer the information in a re-usable (computer readable) format. If
the full Statement information is already contained in the GIS data
supplied above, then that will satisfy this part of the request, and there
is no need to provide anything separately.
Q3) Secondly, under the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations, I
would like to request permission to re-use the information above under the
Open Government Licence v3
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...
. The purposes for which the information is to be re-used are: (a) to help
improve the mapping of Rights of Way in OpenStreetMap, and (b) to convert
the datasets to a more convenient format, and then make them available for
others to re-use under an open licence.
 
We aim to respond to your request no later than midnight on 25 July
2018 (the statutory timescale of 20 working days, starting on the working
day following receipt of your request). We may need to contact you if the
request needs to be clarified; this is to ensure we provide you with the
information you require.
 
If the information you have requested is held by another public authority,
we will inform you of this so that you can contact them directly.
 
Gloucestershire County Council is committed to the principles of
information disclosure and will, wherever possible, provide all
information requested. However, some information you have requested may
not be provided to you; this will only be information that can be withheld
by law, and, in most cases, the reason will be explained to you when we
send out any information that can be released. We will also inform you as
soon as possible if we do not hold the information you have requested.
 
Our response to your request may be published in our disclosure log, with
your personal details removed. Our new disclosure log can be found on our
website at: [1]www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/foi.  In future, you may find
that the answer to your questions about the Council has already been
published.
 
Yours faithfully
Request Support Assistant
Information Management Services

01452 324000

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Gloucestershire CC, Gloucestershire County Council

Dear Mr Whittaker
 

I am pleased to be able to inform you we are working on your request. I
have been asked by the department who are handling your request, and
compiling the information, if they can contact you direct to arrange how
the data can be transferred to you. If you can respond with your
permission, I will pass your details over to them and they will contact
you to complete the request.

Kind regards

Steve Tilling

Information Requests Officer

 
 
Information request
Our reference: 8785511

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Dear ‎Sir/Madam‏
 
Request for Information (Reference: 8785511 )
 
Thank you for your request for information, received on 27 June 2018.
 
Request summary:
Q1) The digitised version / working copy of your Definitive Map of Public
Rights of Way, e.g. as used to show the routes in the online map at
https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/roads...
. My preferred format for this GIS data would be one of KML, GeoJSON,
MapInfo or Shapefile. (I realise that this data is not the actual
Definitive Map, but just an unofficial representation of it, which may
contain errors. But that is fine for my purposes.)
Q2) Your Definitive Statements of Public Rights of Way, assuming these are
held in digital form (either scanned copies or native digital versions). I
would prefer the information in a re-usable (computer readable) format. If
the full Statement information is already contained in the GIS data
supplied above, then that will satisfy this part of the request, and there
is no need to provide anything separately.
Q3) Secondly, under the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations, I
would like to request permission to re-use the information above under the
Open Government Licence v3
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...
. The purposes for which the information is to be re-used are: (a) to help
improve the mapping of Rights of Way in OpenStreetMap, and (b) to convert
the datasets to a more convenient format, and then make them available for
others to re-use under an open licence.
 
We aim to respond to your request no later than midnight on 25 July
2018 (the statutory timescale of 20 working days, starting on the working
day following receipt of your request). We may need to contact you if the
request needs to be clarified; this is to ensure we provide you with the
information you require.
 
If the information you have requested is held by another public authority,
we will inform you of this so that you can contact them directly.
 
Gloucestershire County Council is committed to the principles of
information disclosure and will, wherever possible, provide all
information requested. However, some information you have requested may
not be provided to you; this will only be information that can be withheld
by law, and, in most cases, the reason will be explained to you when we
send out any information that can be released. We will also inform you as
soon as possible if we do not hold the information you have requested.
 
Our response to your request may be published in our disclosure log, with
your personal details removed. Our new disclosure log can be found on our
website at: [1]www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/foi.  In future, you may find
that the answer to your questions about the Council has already been
published.
 
Yours faithfully
Request Support Assistant
Information Management Services

01452 324000

References

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1. http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/foi

Robert Whittaker

Dear Steve Tilling,

Yes that's fine -- if you need to pass on my details to any other department to facilitate handling the request, then please do so.

Yours sincerely,

Robert Whittaker

HAWKINS, Steve, Gloucestershire County Council

Dear Mr Whittaker,

Your request below has been passed to me.  I understand you have requested
a copy of the PROW routes as displayed on the embedded map on the GCC
website at
[1]https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/roads...
At this time, I am not sure of the size of this dataset but if we are
unable to send it via email, you may have to download it from our FTP site
and I will supply details of this.  It would be easiest for us to supply
this in shapefile format which I understand would be acceptable to you.

 

I will be in contact again next week.  In the meantime, if you are able to
advise if you have downloaded data previously from a FTP site, probably
using FileZilla, that would be helpful.

 

Regards,

Steve Hawkins

ICT Programme Support Team

 

From: Gloucestershire CC [mailto:[email address]]
Sent: 26 July 2018 16:14
To: HAWKINS, Steve
Subject: Information request (ref: 8785511)

 

Hello Steve

 

As we discussed previously, I have had a reply from this requester, with
details how to contact him direct, regarding the format and data he
requires in response to Q1 of the request. Can you liase with him directly
via the address below:

[2][FOI #494277 email]

 

Regards

Steve Tilling

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Dear Steve Tilling,

Yes that's fine -- if you need to pass on my details to any other
department to facilitate handling the request, then please do so.

Yours sincerely,

Robert Whittaker

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Robert Whittaker

Dear Steve Hawkins,

Yes, a Shapefile would be fine. Based on what I've got from other councils it will probably be OK to send by email, particularly if the files are zipped first. If not, then I should be able to manage with FTP, though I haven't had to use it for some time.

Better still though, have you thought about uploading the file to your website and linking to it from eg https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/roads... so that it would be available to (and discoverable by) everyone without them having to ask?

Best wishes,

Robert Whittaker

HAWKINS, Steve, Gloucestershire County Council

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Good afternoon Mr Whittaker,
Please find attached a zipped file of the Gloucestershire PROW network
produced today from the latest network copy (approx. mid-July 2018).  This
is in Esri shape file format.
The data is being released under ‘Presumption to Publish’ OGL v3 terms.

Best regards,
Steve Hawkins
ICT Programme Support Team
01452 583648

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Gloucestershire CC, Gloucestershire County Council

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Information request
Our reference: 8785511

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Dear  Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your request for information received on  27 June 2018 .
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours faithfully
Steve Tilling
Information Requests Officer
IMS

01452 324000

 
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