[Tagging] Walking route on a beach

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 22:09:42 UTC 2018


If you want beaches to route in general, you need to draw a path along the
entire length of the beach, with connecting paths to all accessing paths
and roads. That has not been done in Nederland, which has one very long and
wide sandy beach along its entire west coast.

For the hiking routes using sections of the beach paths have been drawn
over the sand (surface=sand), between the access points involved. This
allows a continuous route relation which renders and is clickable on
waymarkedtrails/hiking.

These paths are routable of course, but since it's far from complete the
beach as a whole is not.

Other surfaces have paths drawn on them for the same reason: individual
pedestrian areas, grass areas, wood areas, village_greens. In this case,
they are usually present for routability. Waterways along or crossing
natural=water areas are the same thing, in this respect.

Op wo 19 dec. 2018 om 22:31 schreef Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
>
>
> There are a few walking routes that incorporatesections of beach walking.
>
> These sections have no 'infrastructure' - they are not formed or
> unformed paths, they are just walking along the beach.
>
>
> The choice of how to map them? As I see it there are two;
>
>
> A) Create a Path - tagged as a path e.g.Way: 219753403
>
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/219753403#map=16/-43.5372/146.5824
>
> This renders and is usable by routing software and appears on
>
>
> https://hiking.waymarkedtrails.org/#route?id=2712082&map=16!-43.5369!146.5842
>
>
> B) Create a way without any physical tags e.g Way: 656134075
>
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/656134075#map=18/-29.57874/153.33473
>
> This does not render on maps but does appear on
>
>
> https://hiking.waymarkedtrails.org/#route?id=4869590&map=18!-29.5793!153.3358
>
> This may not be rotatable with some software as it has no physical
> presence.
>
>
>
> My preference is for B as that does not imply a 'path' but it does get
> some indication of the continuous route.
>
>
> Any thoughts?
>
>
>
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