[Tagging] path=hiking in use
61sundowner at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 11:22:37 UTC 2016
Sorry ... longer version
On 14/02/2016 7:47 PM, Andrew Errington wrote:
> I disagree. If we use something specific like footway=hiking then
> that implies the path is only for hiking.
> It's a path. Its purpose is for whatever you want to do.
> highway=path perfectly encapsulates the idea "there is a path here".
highway=footway also encapsulates the idea "there is a path here".
> 'hiking' could be used as a tag on a route, which is a set of pieces
> of path or road (or steps) which form a hiking trail.
'hiking' can be used to indicate the main use of the way.
> Here in Korea, a lot of the paths are also access for fire wardens and
> forestry workers, and on the lower slopes they are used to reach grave
> sites for ceremonies and maintenance.
Just as a 'oneway' can be used in the wrong direction by emergency
services. Some things are not tagged, they are what a reasonable person
would expect to be 'default' values.
> They /can/ be used for hiking, but that is not an exclusive use.
The forestry workers, fire wardens, etc would be 'hiking' ... unless it
is wide enough for a vehicle .. in which case highway=track would be a
A leisure=swimming_pool does not say that the swimming pool is exclusive
for swimming... nor exclusive for leisure.
ASSUME ... definition = making and ass out of you and me?
> On 14 Feb 2016 17:29, "Warin" <61sundowner at gmail.com
> <mailto:61sundowner at gmail.com>> wrote:
> On 14/02/2016 6:38 PM, John Willis wrote:
> On Feb 14, 2016, at 2:09 PM, Andrew Errington
> <erringtona at gmail.com <mailto: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
> 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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