Rights of Way

Public Rights of Way Lines
Alternative Title
prowlines, Footpath, Bridleway, RUPP, Restricted Byway, Byway Open to All Traffic, BOAT, Unmetalled Unclassified County Road
Dataset Language
This is information taken from the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way in Hertfordshire and includes additional information regarding Unclassified Unmetalled County Roads.

An Unclassified Unmetalled County Road (Unclassified UCR or UUCR) is part of the Highway but is not included within the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way in Hertfordshire. Unclassified Unmetalled County Roads are included within this data for the convenience of the Rights of Way Service.
Topic Category
Keyword Value: Rights of Way
Originating Controlled Vocabulary: Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary (IPSV)
Originating Controlled Vocabulary Citation: Version 2.00 - 2006-05-23

Keyword Value: Transport
Originating Controlled Vocabulary: GEMET - INSPIRE Spatial Data Themes (GEMET)
Originating Controlled Vocabulary Citation: 2008-12-05
Temporal Extent
Dataset Reference Date
Date: 2010-04-22
Date Type: Publication
Rights of Way originally traced (using a light box) from 1:10,000 Definitive Maps in 1999.
In 2010 paths were altered slightly to reflect the OSPAI basemap corrections.

A Dervived Data Exemption was granted by Ordnance Survey in 2013.

IPR: Ordnance Survey
Product: OS 1:10,00 Colour Raster
Date: 2010

IPR: Hertfordshire County Council's Intellectual Property Rights
Bounding Coordinates
West Bounding Longitude: -0.76
East Bounding Longitude: 0.22
North Bounding Latitude: 52.10
South Bounding Latitude: 51.58
Extent: Hertfordshire
Authority Code: GB-HRT
Vertical Extent Information
Minumum Value:
Maximum Value:
Coordinate reference system:
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Reference System: National Grid of Great Britain
Authority Code: GB
Spatial Resolution
10 metre
Resource Locator
Maps and Geographic Information - Hertfordshire County Council:
Data Format
Name of Format: ESRI/Shape file, ESRI/SDE
Version of the Format: - NOT APPLICABLE-
Responsible Organisation
Hertfordshire County Council - Corporate GIS Team
Role: Distributor

David Bampbury
Rights of Way Technical Officer
Access & Rights of Way unit
Strategic Planning & Environmental Management Group
Hertfordshire County Council
Role: Custodian
Update Frequency
Limitations on Public Access
Copyright Controlled. Use is subject to licence.
Use Constraints
Licenced on terms equivalent to OS OpenData;

You must use the following Copyright Acknowledgement:

Users should note that the data is not intended to be used as definitive but indicative. For legal purposes the original Map and Statement should always be consulted. This data should be viewed against the Ordnance Survey 1:10,000 Scale Raster data at a viewscale of 1:10,000, if this is not the case, the following words must be displayed with the acknowledgement:

This data is supplied without guarantee or any warranty as to the accuracy, currency or completeness, and is provided as is, excluding any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, to the fullest extent permitted by law, including (but not limited to) satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose.
Additional information source
Further information and details of any changes since the above date can be obtained from the Rights of Way Unit Enquiry Line - 01992 555279 / 25279

The definitive map and statement on
Unique Resource Identifier
Code: prowlines
Codespace: ROW
Spatial Data Service Type
Coupled Resource
Resource Type
Specification Name: COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1205/2008 of 3 December 2008 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards metadata
Specification Date: 2008-12-04
Specification Date Type: Publication
Degree: False (Not Conformant)
Explanation: Not xml

Data Specifications for Annex 2 and 3 not confirmed
Metadata Date
Metadata Language
Metadata Point of Contact
Hertfordshire County Council - Corporate GIS Team
More Information
Review date
PathName: Name of the Right of Way consisting of the Parish Name and a Number.
Pathstatus: Type of Right of Way. Possible Values: Footpath, Bridleway, Byway Open to All Traffic, Restricted Byway, Temp Closed Footpath, Temp Footpath, Unmetalled UCR (See also Note 1).
Parish: Name of the Parish within the Definitive Statement containing the written descriptions of the Right of Way.
Comments: Generally relating to the duration of Temporary Rights of Way and closures.
District: Name of the District within which the Right of Way exists.
Valchar: Abbreviation of the type of Right of Way. Possible Values: FP, BR, BOAT, RB, TCFP, TFP, UUCR (See also Note 1).
Unitid: Unique ID derived from Parishid and Pathnumb used within the Highways Management system.
Parishid: ID denoting Parish.
Pathnumb: Path Number (may include a suffix letter).
Rwattrkey: Unique ID used within the HERMIS system.
URL: Link to the Definitive Statement
PTROTYPE: Permanent Traffic Regulation Order Type
PTROYEAR: The year that the order was enacted
PTROURL: Link to the HertsDirect page for the PTRO links
OSGB36 National Grid Bounding Coordinates
West: 486000 East: 552000 North: 245000 South: 189000
Internally Viewable: Highways Webmaps-extra Viewer
Externally Viewable: