[Tagging] [OSM-talk] Tagging Scheme Recommendations: highway=path, footway, trail?

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Thu Aug 26 21:23:39 BST 2010

Snowmobiles are generally about one meter or so wide (the rider sits astride them, as on a motorcycle), can't be used on a surface that isn't covered with snow or ice, and don't technically require a trail.  However, many areas discourage or forbid off-trail usage because of damage to vegetation, and the risk that someone going cross-country on unfamiliar territory may encounter drop-offs, stumps hidden by snowdrifts, or other hazards.

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Subject :Re: [OSM-talk] Tagging Scheme Recommendations: highway=path, footway,trail?
From  :mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com
Date  :Thu Aug 26 15:08:07 America/Chicago 2010

2010/8/26 Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com>:
> n Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 1:12 PM, Cartinus <cartinus at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> On Thursday 26 August 2010 12:34:26 Maarten Deen wrote:
>> > That is not how it is described in the wiki:
>> Then the wiki is wrong.

I agree with Cartinus here: the wiki is wrong. Path is not necessary
for non-motorized vehicles.

Btw,: if assisted bicycles gain more popularity we might have to
decide how to deal with them.

btw2: this should be discussed on tagging-list

> It's not detailled enough. A path is too narrow for a 4 wheels vehicle like
> a car but not for a 2 wheels vehicle like a moped or a motorbike (or no
> wheels like a snowmobile ;-).

I don't know if snowmobiles are narrower than cars.


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