[Tagging] Re : As the crow flies

yvecai@gmail.com yvecai at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 11:49:53 UTC 2013

Could be a way with no tags member of a route relation.

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De : "Erik Johansson" <erjohan at gmail.com>
Pour : "Tag discussion, strategy and related tools" <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
Objet : [Tagging] As the crow flies
Date : ven., févr. 22, 2013 12:43

On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 12:34 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2013/2/22 Janko Mihelić <janjko at gmail.com>
>> 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.
> I'm also not sure if I got you right, but in the example (hiking route,
> presumably sign posted, crossing a parking with no explicit footway) I'd
> connect the footway to the road network and won't interrupt the route.

I feel dirty every time I do that, they are usually tagged as
surface=mud.. :-) Basically I map them  if there really is a path
there and it seems usefull, even though it's clearly not a designated

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