[Tagging] path=hiking in use

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 08:03:09 UTC 2016

On 14/02/2016 6:38 PM, John Willis wrote:
> Javbw
>> On Feb 14, 2016, at 2:09 PM, Andrew Errington <erringtona at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Changing the tags because you don't like the rendering is not the right approach.  It would be better to lobby for a change of rendering, or use a different renderer.
> Since everything from a sidewalk, a concrete path, a well worn dirt path through the grass around a park, a rough trail through the desert, and a trail up the side of Mt Fuji all have the same vague, meaningless highway=path tag - there is no differentiation possible, so there is no rendering differentiation possible. In any renderer.

OSMAnd is capable of rendering the surface tag! So set your 'hiking path' to unpaved (or dirt/sand etc) ... and it can be rendered.

highway=path has always been someone's bandaid.
I would rebel against path and use footway=hiking!  I would be for the removal of highway=path.

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