[HOT] paths, tracks and unclassified in West Africa
eric at christensenplace.us
Thu Jul 16 13:43:01 UTC 2015
On Thursday, July 16, 2015 09:32:38 AM john whelan wrote:
> I would say changing highway=pedestrian to
> highway=path in a rural area of West Africa would be part of validation.
It's interesting that you say that as there is a discussion happening on OSM-
Talk, and actually in the person's diary, where they point out that 'path'
seems to be very generic and that we should be aiming to make the description
of these ways more specific. While I agree with the thought I think there
might be better ways of going about it.
I'm not advocating either way but I wonder if you'd agree that people mapping
using aerial pictures should tag what appears to be a narrow, non-motorized
vehicle path as a 'path' and let the person on the ground update that
information with the more specific use (i.e. footpath, track, etc)?
 http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Mateusz%20Konieczny/diary/35389 (scroll
down a bit to "highway=path, highway=footway problems")
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