[Tagging] Tagging 'averaged' paths in rural Mali

Andrew Errington erringtona at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 11:43:57 UTC 2013

On Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:05:37 Pieren wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 11:55 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> > +1 to not add width=100 to one single generalized way, that would mean
> > something very different.
> -1
> Saying this road is 100m wide is a joke when you are in the middle of
> the desert and try to simply follow the previous marks in the sand...

You can easily see 100m.  The line on the map represents a route, it is not 
the route itself.  By setting the width to 100m you allow for a person to 
travel anywhere within a 100m wide path and still reach the destination.

OP asked for practical solutions.  Drawing a dozen or so meandering paths from 
point A to point B is not practical.

Best wishes,


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