[Tagging] [OSM-talk] Proposition for a classification of path

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 11:45:17 UTC 2013

Hi Balaitous,
  I think trying to "classify" paths using a "type" or "grade" is the
wrong approach. The problem you're trying to solve is a real one:
trying to distinguish important trails from less important ones. So
why not just use that terminology:

importance=5 (most important trails, probably a GR or something)
importance=0 (insignificant little desire line, when there's a
perfectly good track nearby, only the most pedantic map nerds would
care about it).

This strategy works. It's used by Google Maps (and exposed in
Mapmaker) to assist with rendering and searching. Yes, it's a little
bit subjective, but that's not the end of the world.


On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 9:17 AM, Balaitous <balaitous at mailoo.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have wrote a proposition of classification for path.
> You can see it at :
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/pathtype
> Balaitous
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