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OS MasterMap Highways Network - Paths

OS MasterMap® Highways Network – Paths is the most accurate and authoritative path network dataset for Great Britain. It reveals who's responsible for all the footpaths through towns and cities.

Overview

A path network dataset for Great Britain showing who is responsible for all the footpaths through towns and cities

The dataset helps you understand how people connect to towns and cities around them. You will see the true time it takes for the citizen to access existing services – as well as the new services required in the community.

Optimised navigation

Make more informed decisions about best mode of transport to deliver your package. Get an understanding of the entire navigable network and you could end up squeezing more deliveries into your day.

Deeper path insights

Want to find out where best to place your assets? Get another aspect with information about the authoritative background of a path, as well as any obstructions you might encounter along the route.

Changing behaviours

By making the path network better known, you can encourage healthier alternatives to car travel. Use to maintain paths more effectively, and let mobile navigation apps deliver suggested routes to users on the move.

Comprehensive and definite

Comprehensive and definite

OS MasterMap Highways Network - Paths is a collection of data from authoritative sources who manage and maintain the network within our towns and cities. This includes OS path network geometry and features the local highways and roads authorities’ name, numbering and maintenance responsibility information.

Linking streets to homes and infrastructure

Linking streets to homes and infrastructure

Thanks to the Unique Street Reference Number (USRN), this data links to AddressBase. So, you can search for or navigate to an address, improve consultation with residents about roadworks, and identify installations like electricity substations

Optimise walking and cycling

Optimise walking and cycling

By improving the path network and making it better known, you can encourage healthier alternatives to car travel. Paths data helps local authorities maintain paths more effectively, and it lets mobile navigation apps deliver suggested routes to users on the move.

How to get this product

Sample data

Give it a try

Download a small area of OS MasterMap Highways Network Paths sample data.

Or you can apply for a Data Exploration Licence to try out the real thing.

Technical specification

Key FeaturesWhat this product offers
FormatGML 3.2.1
Data structureVector – topologically-structured link and node network.
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