[HOT] paths, tracks and unclassified in West Africa

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 13:51:16 UTC 2015

>a narrow, non-motorized vehicle path as a 'path'

There are a lot of motorcycles around in these areas, small ones that are
economical for gas, they use the paths.

Cheerio John

On 16 July 2015 at 09:43, Eric Christensen <eric at christensenplace.us> wrote:

> 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[0], 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)?
> [0] http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Mateusz%20Konieczny/diary/35389
> (scroll
> down a bit to "highway=path, highway=footway problems")
> --Eric
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