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

Bryan Housel bryan at 7thposition.com
Mon Aug 31 01:15:05 UTC 2015


Maybe some places, but I would not assume that everywhere works that way.  

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> On Aug 30, 2015, at 6:51 PM, John Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com> wrote:
> 
> With the added connotation that ONLY the designated transportation methods are allowed.
> 
> -- 
> John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
> "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
>> On August 27, 2015 3:36:31 PM Bryan Housel <bryan at 7thposition.com> wrote:
>> 
>> `highway=footway` implies an access tag `foot=designated`
>> `highway=path` implies an access tag `foot=yes` (but can certainly be overridden)
>> 
>> “designated” is kind of a tricky concept, but it basically means something like:
>> - there is a sign saying you can walk there
>> - or something like a sign (trail blaze or map at trailhead or visitor center etc)
>> - or everyone just knows you are supposed to walk there (as in a sidewalk) because laws
>> 
>> HTH,
>> Bryan
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> On Aug 27, 2015, at 4:14 PM, geow <ksgeo at web.de> wrote:
>>> 
>>> So do you have any functional suggestions or enhancements to my proposition
>>> in the OP for a proper classification criteria between footway and path?  
>> 
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