[Tagging] sidewalks and tagging for the renderer

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 19:42:49 BST 2012

On 4/10/2012 2:26 PM, Pieren wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 7:26 PM, Nathan Edgars II<neroute2 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On 4/10/2012 12:38 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>>> The suggested tagging is IMHO "tagging for the renderer". For tagging
>>> sidewalks it would be sufficent to tag them with footway=sidewalk
>>> without the highway-tag. In analogy to this tagging we would
>>> optionally be mapping an ordinary street as dual carriageway and tag
>>> each with highway=residential, oneway=yes, residential=lane.
>> Well, no. Sidewalks are generally separated from the roadway by at least a
>> curb.
> Well. We have a similar situation with "highway=cycleway" or
> "cycleway=track". Not everybody is ready to trace multiple parallel
> ways just for micromapping.

Nobody said you have to draw sidewalks. The question is whether 
highway=footway is appropriate when a sidewalk is drawn.

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