[OSM-dev] Overlapping Attribute Sections per Way

yvecai yvecai at gmail.com
Wed Oct 23 21:06:59 UTC 2013

It's much simpler than that:
Each of your section can consist of several ways in osm. Each way will 
have its own attributes( we call them tags, which are key=value pairs).
But then all ways can be member of single relation, your route. 
Incidentally these relation have type=route in OSM.

Just like this relation :
Whose members are :
     http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/202847037 (with attributes 
highway=track, network=nwn)
     http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/202847040 (with attribute 
highway=track only)

You can find a lot of hiking routes from 

On 10/23/2013 10:52 PM, Jukka Rahkonen wrote:
> Hi,
> Sounds like linear referencing and dynamic segmentation. Something to read
> about that
> http://elogeo.nottingham.ac.uk/xmlui/bitstream/handle/url/166/iCarto.pdf?sequence=1
> 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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