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

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 11:07:37 UTC 2015


This isn't an argument that's ever likely to reach consensus.

Use of highway=path for unmade paths, usage rights vague is unobjectionable.
Use of highway=footway for made-up paths, default usage foot is
unobjectionable.

Other uses carry a degree of ambiguity.

All we can do is document the various uses, and suggest that people avoid
using tags in ways that are open to misinterpretation.
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