[Tagging] [OpenStreetMap] #5163: paths and tracks rendering indistinguishable: your opinion?

André Pirard A.Pirard.Papou at gmail.com
Mon May 19 16:12:40 UTC 2014


This is about OSM ticket  https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/5163:
> The rendering of highway=path and highway=track is barely distinguishable.
> For example, many huge width highway=residential continue to an extra
> thin =track and then invisibly change to a =path.
> Just like on my National Geographic maps, I suppose that highway=track
> should be drawn with a distinguishable width something like half that
> of residential highways. 
On 2014-05-19 10:18, OpenStreetMap wrote :
>  I don't think path and track are barely distinguishable.
Ahem! Am I blind, is it just me or what?


This is @
Look at Le Stockis : residential -> track -> path transitions in the
circles where they meet.
Compare with the IGN map on the right.
Ask anyone without hinting them by the topology which is track and which
is path.
> Note that you should still use highway=unclassified that are used for
>  purposes other than agricultural/forest tracks, even if the roads are
>  unsurfaced.
The tracks you see are one in the forest and the other an access to a
Are you suggesting to tag them for the renderer as unclassified?
> I will close this as wontfix.
OSM is fun!
"don't tag for the renderer, ask for a fix" they keep repeating, and
here's the result.
Isn't this request sensible?
Anyone backing it?
Please reopen.



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