[Tagging] highway=footway - Advanced definition: Distinction footway vs path

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
Mon Aug 3 10:28:25 UTC 2015

No, that isn't a difference. If path is generic then footway is a subset of

It's this idea, that we need a vague generic basket for smaller highways
that has created all this confusion. It amounts to saying: put in a vague
tag and then add others to clarify. That isn't how people use tags in
practice: all tags develop a semantic meaning, the only question is whether
anybody understands what that meaning is!

On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 11:05 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com
> wrote:

> sent from a phone
> > Am 03.08.2015 um 11:07 schrieb Richard Mann <
> richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com>:
> >
> > So lets at least have a clear difference between a plain highway=footway
> and a plain highway=path
> there is, a path is generic while a footway is for pedestrians
> cheers
> Martin
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