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Discussion Forum - Website Development - Displaying walking routes on OS maps

Author: Gerry Jackson
Posted: Thu 4th Jun 2009, 21:47
Joined: 1978
Local Group: South Wales

I haven't received any email from you, I hope the spam detector hasn't struck again. You can try an alternative email address

Gerry Jackson
Author: Gerry Jackson
Posted: Mon 18th May 2009, 20:34
Joined: 1978
Local Group: South Wales
Certainly, if you let me have an email address I'll send the files with a brief description on what to do. You can email me at

Gerry Jackson
Author: Garfield & Helen Southall
Posted: Sun 17th May 2009, 21:57
Joined: 1991
Local Group: Merseystride
Thanks Gerry,
It looks really useful.
I'll use this for the University of Chester walking club, which I run.
I also do their website, so any snippets of code, or advice, would be useful.
Author: John Sparshatt
Posted: Sun 17th May 2009, 17:21
Joined: 1983
Local Group: West Yorkshire
Hi Gerry, this looks very good. I will bring this to the attention of the national Internet sub-committee for evaluation and also the West Yorkshire Group web master. Regards John
Author: Gerry Jackson
Posted: Sun 17th May 2009, 12:25
Joined: 1978
Local Group: South Wales
I see that the Wessex 100 web-site displays the route on a map but not an OS map. Are LDWA local group web-site managers aware that OS Openspace provides a free facility for web-sites to display items, including walking routes on 1:50000 OS maps.

South Wales local group member Alun Jones introduced me to it when he started putting local group walks on his web-site (see and I've adopted a simplified version to display the routes of our anytime challenge walk called the Taith Torfaen, see The display can be zoomed in to street level and out as far as desired using the controls in the top left or the mouse wheel, it can be panned by dragging with the mouse.

If anyone is interested in this I'm happy to provide more details, Javascript code and so on.

Gerry Jackson

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