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KML files for the consultation route of Phase 2b of the proposed HS2
I have obtained some ESRI shape files from the Department of Transport. These files provide details of the consultation route for the two legs of Phase 2 of the proposed HS2. One leg takes the HS2 to Leeds; the other leg goes to Manchester. These files have been released with the Open Government Licence. They were released on July 17th 2013.
I've converted some aspects of these shape files 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. This KML file also includes information about speed. It has the data for both legs of HS2 Phase 2:
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 and speed. It has the data for both legs of HS2 Phase 2:
The following KML files were also derived from the ESRI shape files. However, for these KML files 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.