[Tagging] As the crow flies

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 22:37:13 UTC 2013

On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 3:29 AM, John F. Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com> wrote:
> Footpath, not footpad.  A footpad is a type of robber.  If I saw a path marked as highway=footpad, it would suggest that the path is through a high-crime area, and you are likely to be mugged.

Hmm, it must be a fairly uncommonly used Australian term.


Search for 'pad' in those pages. It has the meaning of an
unmaintained, low usage walking track with a natural surface - whereas
"footpath" implies much more maintenance, use of gravel etc.

But yeah. Not a good word for an OSM tag if it's so obscure.


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