[OSM-talk] walking routes?
gravitystorm at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 14:46:49 GMT 2008
On Jan 21, 2008 2:34 PM, Nick Whitelegg <Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk> wrote:
> >I mentally divide things into "objective" and "subjective", and stick
> >to the objective stuff for now. So if the walking routes are
> >signposted, that would be fine for me, but if they were just a route
> >that I knew, then I'd leave it off.
> Maybe we should make up our own walks, in places where it's obvious
> someone's mapped a one directional walk, and call them things like "The
> OSM Way".
> For example, if you look north of Bournemouth, someone's obviously done a
> one-directional walk northwest of Ringwood up towards Shaftesbury which
> rather nicely illustrates a potentially interesting walk, linking the New
> Forest and the Wiltshire downs, which wouln't be obvious looking at an OS
> I myself have mapped out a route from Petersfield to Winchester which is
> obvious in OSM in its mid section (less obvious either end), and visits
> two interesting pubs on the way - maybe this could be the "OSM Hampshire
> Way" :-)
So the rule is that we can only put in cycle routes if they are
signposted, but the signing is sometimes rubbish. So I think there's
about three of us now going to join Sustrans specifically to fix the
signing on one of the routes near to where I live.
I'd say the easiest way to get our preferred walking routes into OSM
is to form our own official international signpost-erecting
society/charity/whatever, and go round planting evidence of our routes
wherever it's needed. That way we can put them in the database with a
clear conscience :-)
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