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From: "Hawkes, Rachael" <email@example.com>
Subject: Rights of Way Data at your fingertips!
Date: 31 May 2012 11:29:16 GMT+01:00
You may already have seen on our web pages but we just wanted to let everyone know about a couple of exciting improvements we have been working on to make our data more accessible to everyone:Downloadable open data
By downloading our KML or ESRI Shapefiles you can add rights of way to your own mapping solutions, including Google Earth, allowing you to make your own maps and plan your own routes. Hampshire County Council is among the first councils to offer rights of way data in this format.New maps on Hantsweb
There is also a new additional map view being piloted on Hantsweb alongside the current maps. The new view fills the whole screen, is much easier to navigate than the existing maps and enables users to turn layers on and off, but at present it doesn’t yet have all the same tools such as the fault reporting tool (this will hopefully come later). We plan to show more information in the future but currently the maps show Rights of Way, Long Distance Paths and our Countryside Sites - you will soon also be able to search the map by site name too.
We can only tell which bits work well and which do not once people start using it so, if you would like to try the maps and give us some feedback that would be great - please watch the online tutorial at http://www3.hants.gov.uk/row/row-maps.htm
then visit http://www3.hants.gov.uk/row/row-maps.htm
to try the new tools.
If you have any feedback or queries, please either pass to myself or complete the online form at http://www.hants.gov.uk/rh/row/maps-feedback.html
We’re looking forward to hearing what you think of it - please forward on to anyone you think may be interested.
Countryside Access Development Officer (Data and Systems)
Hampshire County Council
Culture, Communities & Business Services
(Please note, my working week is Monday to Thursday)