[OSM-talk] tagging trailblazes / marked paths
dair at refnum.com
Thu Aug 7 11:05:54 BST 2008
Alex Mauer wrote:
> In fact, highway=path makes it easier on renderers.
> Without using highway=path, renderers need to understand every single
> specialized way. snowmobileway, skiway, nordicskiway, telemarkskiway,
> alpineskiway, elephantway, etc. When someone introduces a new specialized
> way, the renderers need to be updated to understand it.
I work on a (non-OSM) map renderer, and understanding every single
specialised way (that you want to render) is the only sensible way to do it.
Renderers have to decide up front what to show and discard everything else,
as what they select completely depends on what purpose the map is meant to
have. E.g., a road map renderer won't include overhead power lines - but a
countryside walking map might include them for orientation.
Rendering every single arbitrary way gives you output like Ito's OSM Mapper
tool - fantastically useful for visualising data, but very much a
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