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

André Pirard A.Pirard.Papou at gmail.com
Mon May 19 17:38:23 UTC 2014

On 2014-05-19 18:35, SomeoneElse wrote :
> André Pirard wrote:
>> Hi,
>> This is about OSM ticket  https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/5163:
>>> The rendering of highway=path and highway=track is barely
>>> distinguishable.
> Just my 2p, but personally I don't think that the rendering of
> highway=track and highway=path on the standard map are "barely
> distinguishable".  Arguably (very much IMHO) there's too much
> differentiation of different sorts of tracks, paths, footways,
> bridleways, and cycleways rather than too little.
On 2014-05-19 19:27, Matthijs Melissen wrote :
> No. In this particular example, the tagging is fine and tagging them
> as unclassified would be a mistake.
Did you make that test: asking people which is track or path?  Where
walkers and tractors would go?

> If you feel strongly about it why not knock up a rendering with more
> differentiation between track and path and invite people to compare
> with the current standard map?
¿¿¿ ¡¡¡  That is exactly what I did with showing OSM and IGN
(SomeoneElse's ;-)) maps side by side !!!  ???
No other map would think of not differentiating better those two ways
and all the similar cases.



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