[OSM-talk] Tagging Scheme Recommendations: highway=path, footway, trail?
John F. Eldredge
john at jfeldredge.com
Mon Aug 30 17:42:47 BST 2010
I don't know if there already is such a scheme, but it makes sense to me. In addition to tagging the trail as a whole, it would also make sense to tag any particularly difficult sections, such as using the incline= tag on steep sections, and width= on particularly narrow sections. This would allow a wheelchair user to realize "I can reach point X on the trail, but will then have to turn back".
Subject :Re: [OSM-talk] Tagging Scheme Recommendations: highway=path, footway,trail?
From :mailto:grahamjones139 at googlemail.com
Date :Mon Aug 30 10:41:10 America/Chicago 2010
I think the use of the existing tagging schemes for bicycle
suitability is the way to go - no point inventing another scheme.
One that I would like to use though is a scale for wheelchair accessibility.
I envisage a scheme along the lines of the mtb one where you could
have the range:
a. paved path, suitable for self propelled wheelchairs.
b. A rough (maybe gravel) path for a fit user of a self propelled
one, or a fit pusher.
c. Passable with an 'off road' type of chair.
d. for some sections the chair needs to be carried (over stiles
etc.), so only suitable of the user can walk.
e. not worth trying!
I think we might need some finer grained assessment of c, because as
my son gets bigger (or I get older!) I am finding I give up on more
tracks than I used to...
Does anyone know if there is such a scheme in use already, or would we
need to invent a new one?
On 30/08/2010, Craig Wallace <craigw84 at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> On 30/08/2010 14:53, Steve Bennett wrote:
>> So you could end up mapping "highway=path; bicycle=yes; width=1;
>> surface=dirt;" in great detail, and totally miss the fact it's
> Use mtb:scale and/or sac_scale, to tag how ridable/hikable it is.
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