[Tagging] [OSM-talk] Path vs footway vs cycleway vs...

Mike Harris mikh43 at googlemail.com
Sun Nov 29 10:24:51 GMT 2009

Good advice ... +1!

Mike Harris

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Weait [mailto:richard at weait.com] 
> Sent: 28 November 2009 19:43
> To: Steve Bennett
> Cc: talk at openstreetmap.org; tagging at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Path vs footway vs cycleway vs...
> On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 9:24 AM, Steve Bennett 
> <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Ok, since I'm new here,
> You're new here?  Welcome to OSM.
> > I'll ask the obvious question: does it matter whether this stuff is 
> > done the same across different countries? Is it not ok if 
> "cycleway" 
> > has slightly different semantics in different jurisdictions?
> A map is an abstraction and can not hope to perfectly 
> represent all of the wonderful variations of 'things' we see. 
>  There are likely to be several ways to do some of the things 
> that you want to do.  Some of these variations will have 
> subtle benefits and some will be matters of personal 
> preference. Others will be noticeably different than what you 
> will see in other jurisdictions.
> Look to see what other are doing locally and in similar places.
> Learn and adapt what you see as best practice in other places.
> Have fun.

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