[Tagging] As the crow flies

Janko Mihelić janjko at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 11:10:06 UTC 2013

I'm not entirely sure I understood your question, but you shouldn't map
non-ways. Routers could be developed that route through non-ways, if there
is no cliff or something else in the way. A router could route along the
contour lines, to make the hike through forest easier. But if there is no
path, don't map it.

Janko Mihelić

2013/2/21 A.Pirard.Papou <A.Pirard.Papou at gmail.com>

>  Hello world,
> It can happen for a hiking route, maybe others, to go across a non-way.
> One may for example get people across some land without a path or
> officially start and end a hike in the middle of a parking lot.
> What must we do:
>    - create a pseudo way and what are the tags?
>    - more likely, leave a gap in the route relation, filled with some
>    element saying "fly to connect"?
> The crow may be supposed to fly loosely following the roads too if router
> software is unable to make a correct route or simply if the user insists on
> being a crow.  This is not a mapping issue, but the solution can be the
> same if the router builds the same relation as ours as the output of its
> result.
> I suggested several sites to add a flying bird to car, bike and man to be
> chosen independently per segment.
>  This (unable), in addition to map bugs, is the case when using say the
> Google router with an OSM map display.  e.g. openrunner.com<http://www.openrunner.com/>'s
> doc says to use Cloudmade router but soft only provides Google's on OSM.
> (You'd do something nice reporting this bug).
> I only found the following in close relation with this.
> In two parts (yes, sometimes the gnus have to fly too ;-))
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2010-November/055088.html<http://www.openrunner.com/>
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2010-December/055121.html
> Cheers,
>   André.
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