[Tagging] Canoe route

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 30 18:49:35 UTC 2018

On Sat, Jun 30, 2018 at 7:39 PM, Alan Grant <alangrant72 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think there is an analogy with an aspect of hiking trails that I have
> never been sure how to map. Sometimes a waymarked hiking route crosses a
> beach, or follows an ephemeral river bed. There may be no physical footway,
> path, or track across these areas that can be mapped. Following the ideas
> above, maybe a way could be drawn with route=hiking and included in the
> route relation. Has anyone done this or seen it used in the context of
> hiking or other land-based route types?

Again, from https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:route "routes for
vehicles when there is no road (e.g., desert)."

Substitute foot for vehicle (both are means of transport) and beach for
desert (both can be sandy :) ).  It's not big stretch.
The examples on that web page are just that: examples.  It explicitly says
"If used on ways, route describes a route
which is not linked to a physical object like streets or rails."

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