[Tagging] highway=track access

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Fri May 30 07:28:42 UTC 2014

On 21/05/2014 23:28, Rob Nickerson wrote:
> >
> >Going slightly off topic, I notice the UK listing is missing byway, a
> >recognised highway classification.
> >
> >Dave F.
> Hi Dave,
> The highway=byway tag is deprcated:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dbyway
> The legal status of UK Rights of Way now belong in the "designation" 
> tag, and the highway is tagged with an appropriate value (mostly 
> track, but could be service if part of the route is now a paved road 
> (e.g. an access driveway to a property along the right of way):
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Public_rights_of_way_in_England_and_Wales#Byways
> Best,
> Rob

Hi Rob

I believe byway shouldn't be deprecated. In my area most of them are 
signed as just 'byway' on the ground. There is no indication of their 
legal status (BOATs etc), & AFAIA, there is no non copyrighted source 
for these. I think many that have been tagged with designation=* have 
been sourced from OS data.

Dave F.

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