[Tagging] sidewalks

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 00:48:21 BST 2010


2010/8/30 Anthony <osm at inbox.org>:
>> The definition you quoted said: "way or path". In the aerial images
>> posted here there was neither of them. If was just grass. No way.
>
> I'm not sure which aerial you're referring, but I also don't see why a
> strip of grass wouldn't qualify as a "way or path".

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

>> You can actually see informal footways/paths quite well in aerial
>> imagery. If they are there and you have good resolution images.
>> Usually the grass is only beneath then, because grass doesn't grow where
>> people (or animals) walk (frequently). It disappears even if it was there before.
>
> Well, all the places where I'd tag a footway are places where people
> walk.

+1. People can walk on almost every grass covered area, but I wouldn't
invent footways just because you can walk there, I would tag them
where people actually do walk.

cheers,
Martin



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