[HOT] HOT 847 Malawi - small fields and dams

Severin Menard severin.menard at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 16:41:34 UTC 2015


On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 3:46 PM, Kretzer <kretzer at gmx.net> wrote:

> Hello again,
> and sorry again, if I'm asking in the wrong place (but I don't know any
> other ...).
> While trying to do some lunchbreak-mapping, I came across a tile with lots
> of small fields with dams in between (at least that's what it looks like, I
> guess it's rice??).
> Someone started mapping all the dams as "highway=footway", someone else
> started mappping some as "highway=path".
> That's here: http://osm.org/go/lsJBMJclB--
There are a lot of small dams there. AFIAK from the field the main crop is
When I have a bit of time, I make a few examples with some pics taken in
the field

> I wonder if that makes sense, even if you can surely walk on them, but
> there a really lots ...  Anyway, if so, I think "path" would be a better
> tag than "footway", the latter is more of an urban feature, isn't it?
I personally agree. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Highway_Tag_Africa
does not use the footway tag

> Thanks again and greetings from the Alps!
Greetings from dusty Dakar !

> Kretzer
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