[Tagging] As the crow flies

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 11:56:09 UTC 2013


2013/2/22 Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com>:
> 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.
>
> http://www.mthotham.com.au/mountain/summer/bushwalking_trails/
> http://rollick.com.au/2012/the-australian-alps-walking-track/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-australian-alps-walking-track
>
> 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.


maybe add the key "informal"=yes to the path? I do this for
"spontaneous" ways and it is also documented in the wiki:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:informal

cheers,
Martin



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