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

Richard ricoz.osm at gmail.com
Sat Aug 29 13:33:10 UTC 2015

On Sat, Aug 29, 2015 at 01:10:17PM +0200, Daniel Koć wrote:
> W dniu 29.08.2015 12:46, Richard napisał(a):
> >highway=footpath may cause less trouble.
> Sounds interesting, that would separate "real" foot path from the current
> path mess.
> However the big question would be then how to implement it in our ecosystem?
> Something as important as this would need organized switch to not fall into
> chicken-and-egg kind of problem:
> a) nobody tags it like this, because tools (including rendering) are not
> ready to deal with it,
> b) nobody starts to implement the code to deal with this tag scheme, because
> there's no such beast in a database.

I would not be too much worried about adoption, the outdoor comunity which was
never well served with mapnik and has own maps that do adopt new tags much
quicker would do it - if it would indeed solve a problem.


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