[OSM-talk] Connecting ferry routes to roads?
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Mon Sep 1 13:57:37 BST 2008
On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 1:21 PM, David Groom <reviews at pacific-rim.net> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dan Karran" <dan at karran.net>
> To: "osm" <talk at openstreetmap.org>
> Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2008 3:29 PM
> Subject: [OSM-talk] Connecting ferry routes to roads?
> > I fixed up the Isle of Man Steam Packet ferry route so that it goes
> > all the way into Douglas harbour in the Isle of Man again. While I was
> > at it, I connected it up with the road network so that routing
> > programmes could route traffic through it as well. Is this common
> > practice, and is there a standard way of linking them in? I've just
> > linked the route to a service road which is connected to the rest of
> > the road network.
> That seems to make sense and is how I have been mapping vehicle ferry
> However I'm not quite sure what to do with ferry routes which are for foot
> passengers and available for cyclists, but not for motorcars..
> Following the logic above I would connect the ferry route to the nearest
> highway with a footway tag. Although this would allow routing for cyclists
> and pedestrians this seems "wrong" to me.
> For instnace the high speed poassenger service from Southamption to East
> I have not conncted to the highway down the pier, as it would produce short
> stubs of footway rendered on the maps which really are just corridors
> through buildings, but this means at the moment the ferry route is
> unconnected to anything.
I see nothing wrong with footways that go through buildings. If cars can do
it then so can pedestrians:
> > Cheers,
> > Dan
> > --
> > Dan Karran
> > dan at karran.net
> > www.dankarran.com
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