[Tagging] sidewalks

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Fri Aug 27 14:00:51 BST 2010

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 8:53 AM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 7:51 AM, Simon Biber <simonbiber at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
>> 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
> Then why map the sidewalks at all, if you're just going to put them
> next to every road whether or not one exists?

You can't legally walk next to every road.

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