[Tagging] sidewalks and tagging for the renderer

sabas88 sabas88 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 17:42:12 BST 2012


2012/4/10 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> I am coming back to a topic we had some time ago: sidewalks.
>
> According to this page
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:footway%3Dsidewalk
>
> sidewalks should be tagged with
> highway=footway
> footway=sidewalk
>
> While I agree that for complex situations it is helpful to have
> dedicated geometry in OSM, I fail to understand why this should be
> tagged "highway=*". Usually a distinct highway should be drawn only in
> the case of a separated carriageway.
>

You can add only a tag on the existing highway.

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:sidewalk

cheers,
> Martin
>

Stefano

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