The "PNFS Geodata Project" is me (Mike Barnes) taking the rights-of-way data available at rowmaps.com, supplemented by various other data and mapping software, and seeing what can be done with it that could be of use for PNFS volunteering activities. Using that data I created the "applications". They are not official Society products. I wrote them for my own use on a high-performance PC using the latest Firefox browser. They weren't designed with other computers or users in mind. But you're welcome to use them and I hope they work well for you. If not - sorry.
I'm using what I believe to be the latest and most accurate digital data available. However, for various reasons including manual digitisation by the highway authorities, and subsequent processing errors, some paths' identities and routes are incomplete, inaccurate, or out of date. Also the OS Explorer map is probably not as up to date as it might be. If you find something amiss, be alert to the possibility of error. The only truly reliable source of path data is the (paper) definitive map held by the Highway Authority.
There is no data for these highway authorities: Bradford, Derby, Halton, Knowsley, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Stoke-on-Trent.
The data that these applications use is constantly changing. You might be looking at out-of-date data. Take careful note of the dates on which the data was supplied. You'll see that some data is several years old.
|BA (Barnsley)||18th February 2014||RD (Rochdale)||30th April 2013|
|BD (Blackburn with Darwen)||6th March 2014||RH (Rotherham)||25th March 2014|
|BL (Blackpool)||6th March 2014||SA (St Helens)||11th March 2014|
|BN (Bolton)||24th May 2013||SD (Salford)||24th September 2015|
|BY (Bury)||16th December 2013||SE (Sefton)||17th March 2014|
|CA (Calderdale)||4th June 2014||SK (Stockport)||27th November 2014|
|CE (Cheshire East)||19th February 2014||SS (Staffordshire)||15th March 2016|
|CW (Cheshire West and Chester)||7th April 2014||TA (Tameside)||10th June 2014|
|DE (Derbyshire)||4th June 2016||TR (Trafford)||Q1 2015|
|DO (Doncaster)||2nd May 2014||WA (Warrington)||3rd June 2013|
|KL (Kirklees)||7th March 2014||WK (Wakefield)||8th July 2013|
|LA (Lancashire)||6th March 2014||WL (Wirral)||1st April 2013|
|MC (Manchester)||Q1 2015||WN (Wigan)||18th February 2014|
|OL (Oldham)||17th May 2016|
The date of the data from the PNFS databases is: 17th May 2016.
I use the word “division” to mean the name that usually accompanies a footpath number. For instance, in "Cheadle and Gatley FP1", the division is "Cheadle & Gatley". Whatever name the highway authority uses, that's the name I use in this project. That may or may not be the same as the "parish" name used in the PNFS database, which often isn't a real parish anyway.