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KML files for the route of Phase 2a of the proposed HS2
I have obtained an ESRI shape file from the Department of Transport. This file provides details of the preferred route for the Phase 2a of the proposed HS2. This is for the route from the West Midlands to Crewe. This file has been released with the Open Government Licence. It was released on January 7th 2016.
I've converted some aspects of this shape file to KML.
Arguably, the most useful KML file I've derived from the ESRI shape files is one that can be used to display a multi-coloured line whose colours indicate the formation of each section of the route. The following colours are used for the formation: red:cutting; black:tunnel; green:green tunnel (meaning "a cut and cover tunnel"); blue:viaduct; magenta:at grade (meaning "level with nearby land") and yellow:embankment.
I've also produced a KML file that can be used to display the route in a single colour. It has no data about formation.
The following KML file was also derived from the ESRI shape file. However, for this KML file I've done no tampering of the information:
You can use any of these KML files with Google Earth.
Using a KML file in an application or on a web page
If you use any of these KML files in an application or on a web page, please include an attribution such as:
This web page uses KML that has been generated by www.thehs2.com. The KML uses data which was obtained from ESRI shape files provided by the Department for Transport and released with an Open Government Licence.