[OSM-dev] Overlapping Attribute Sections per Way

Jukka Rahkonen jukka.rahkonen at latuviitta.fi
Wed Oct 23 20:52:53 UTC 2013


Sounds like linear referencing and dynamic segmentation. Something to read
about that

This is heavy GIS. The OSM method is to split the way to as many sections
as needed so that each segment has the same set of tags and constant
values for all the tags.

-Jukka Rahkonen-

AccessibilityGuide wrote:
> Hi
> I have the following requirement for a new software project:
> Given a way, for example a hiking route, I'd like to attach some
> attributes to this way. But the attributes should not apply to the
> entire way but only a section of the way. The sections can even overlap,
> like multiple layers of metadata per way.
> The following example hopefully clarifies  what I mean:
> Given a 10km long way, the following attributes should be applied -
> Section [0km - 5km]: Attribute A (Value X)
> - Section [5km - 10km]: Attribute A (Value Y)
> - Section [2km - 8km]: Attribute B (Value F)
> Is this already possible with OpenStreetMap? If not I'm willing to
> contribute a professional developer to make an implementation proposal
> for this functionality. Would this be appreciated and would it be useful
> for others too?
> Thanks a lot for your answers!!
> Feel free to ask me if something is not clear yet.
> Kind regards,
> Julian
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