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

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 16:59:57 UTC 2015

On Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:44:52 +0200
Richard <ricoz.osm at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 01:47:28AM +0200, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> > My suggestion is to not assume any access defaults but rather
> > explicitly tag everything, and surface as well. Everything you
> > assume will be questioned and taken from you in a few years ;-)
> > what is there explicitly will likely remain...
> I would also like to tag everything explicitly but aren't we supposed
> to tag what is on the ground? No sign - no tag?

Signs are frequently not required. For example at least in Poland
paved sidewalks rarely have signs and it is not changing that it is
highway=footway (or highway=path + foot=designated).

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