[Accessibility] Mapping complex road junctions with pedestrian crossings
dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 00:05:06 GMT 2012
2012/2/14 <Lulu-Ann at gmx.de>:
> Actually probably the persons on this list are already aware of the fact, that sideways need to be tagged as separate ways. :-)
> You are kindly and urgently asked to inform those persons on talk at openstreetmap.org , who don't believe us yet!
> Maybe you want to present your results on the next "State of the Map"?
I think that many if not most people will agree with you that it is
desirable to map sidewalks as distinct ways. The discussions arise if
tags established for different features (highway=footway) are promoted
for this. By this redefining of the meaning we loose information for
already tagged object in the db. Why not use a new tag,
highway=sidewalk for instance? Even something that is not "highway"
might be OK (as separate "highway"s should be separate carriage ways).
btw: There is also a relation proposed (type=area) which can deal with
many issues regarding barriers, kerbs, lowered kerbs and sidewalks.
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