[OSM-talk] Unnamed footways for pedestrian navigation
frederik at remote.org
Fri Sep 10 11:16:16 BST 2010
Lulu-Ann at gmx.de wrote:
> when using OSM for a pedestrian navigation for blind persons, the following problem appears:
> * There are unnamed foodways (in the woods).
Most inner-city footways aren't named either, or are they?
> I would like to add loc_name-tags for this and name ways like "footway from village A to B, west of footway crossing in MyWoodName"
Is this not a task for the routing engine? The routing engine obviously
knows that it has selected this footway as the connection between
village A and B, and where other objects are in relation to it. (There's
endless potential for confusion if the routing engine chooses a way as a
connection from A to B but the loc_name is "footway from A to C".)
Also, psychologically, it is better to use reference points ahead than
behind - if you are going from crossing A to B then it is better to say
"you are 1km south of B" than to say "you are 1km north of A". This
means that what you would like to tag as "loc_name" should really be
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