[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Sidewalks as separate ways

David Paleino dapal at debian.org
Sun Apr 3 16:02:33 BST 2011


On Sun, 03 Apr 2011 10:49:18 -0400, Nathan Edgars II wrote:

> On 4/3/2011 9:38 AM, Phil! Gold wrote:
> > * Ed Hillsman<ehillsman at tampabay.rr.com>
> > [2011-04-02 22:26 -0400]:
> >> Would it work to add a tag "associated_street" and then simply list the
> >> name of the street? For example, highway=footway,
> >> associated_street="East Fowler Avenue".
> >
> > This might not be a bad idea.  It makes the association without using a
> > relation (about which there have been concerns raised regarding the
> > complexity of handling, both for mappers and data consumers).
> 
> One question is how 'overlaps' would be handled. For example, 
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/56026919 is part of the sidewalk 
> for both Magnolia and Anderson.

With relations, it's easy... :)

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