[Tagging] sidewalks

Simon Biber simonbiber at yahoo.com.au
Fri Aug 27 12:51:48 BST 2010


On Fri, 27 August, 2010 7:06:21 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> One real problem with routing along sidewalks is that they sometimes don't have 
>curb cuts at intersections, yet it's legal to cross there. Example:
> http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=28.457321,-81.45624&spn=0.000993,0.002575&t=k&z=20&layer=c&cbll=28.457407,-81.45623&panoid=W8rLGRkFUgFWzRRpWLSWCg&cbp=12,59.26,,0,10.44
>
> To route correctly here, you'd either have to draw an incorrect footway, or the 
>router would need to be able to "jump" a gap if there's no barrier (and you 
>don't tell it you're in a wheelchair).


IMO it's not an incorrect footway, anywhere you can legally use as a sidewalk 
should be mapped. Just put surface=grass if that's the case :-)

For example, here I've tagged the sidewalks as surface=grass

http://www.nearmap.com/?ll=-34.854348,138.535446&z=22&t=h&nmd=20100614
http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/54512800


      




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