[Tagging] foot=yes or bicycle=yes on track without other limitations?

Masi Master masi-master at gmx.de
Thu Jul 11 15:16:46 UTC 2013

Am 11.07.2013, 04:42 Uhr, schrieb Friedrich Volkmann <bsd at volki.at>:

> On 10.07.2013 18:39, Masi Master wrote:
>> some mappers think, they have to set these access tags. Potlatch and iD  
>> have
>> a select menue, which shout "hey, please select foot & bicycle are  
>> allowed".
>> But I think this is not good!
> That's also my impression. Potlatch users often set lots of unnecessary  
> tags just because they are selectable. It's like a form which you try to  
> fill out completely.
>> It is better to tag signs: bicycle=yes only if
>> there is a "bicycle free" sign. Same with other signs. So if we see the
>> tags, we know which sign is there, and backwards.
> Yes, we should tag what we see, not the restrictions implied by laws.  
> Those should be defined via Wiki pages like:
>   http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_tags_for_routing/Access-Restrictions
> I don't see a benefit of mapping the traffic signs themselves, though.  
> It only matters which restrictions apply to which ways, not how the  
> signs look like or where they are located.

Sorry, I wrote a bit fuzzy. I don't mean mapping traffic signs themselves.  
Only tagging the meaning of them at the way.

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