[Tagging] Walking Routes, how to tag alternatives/additions/shortcuts/approach tracks etc.
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Mon Apr 22 22:20:38 UTC 2019
The 'Great North Walk' https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/1388126
has - the ways that form the route ... and
3 relations with the roles 'alternate' that form alternative paths ..
one of them is a closed section that was the original path but is in
conflict with a shooting range.
On 23/04/19 08:04, Joseph Eisenberg wrote:
> Do you have a link to an example?
> I’m reminded of the Oregon Coast bicycle route, which has alternative
> section s that leave the main highway to follow a scenic but longer
> road through the hills or closer to the coast. There are also
> alternatives that follow a Main Street (high street) through a village.
> See pdf of route:
> My first thought is something like role=side_route for an
> alternative which leads the main route but then rejoins. This is
> similar to side_stream in waterway relations.
> Perhaps approach or entrance segments could be tagged role=link -
> echoing highways tagging? But that might imply a connection to another
> On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 6:49 AM Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com
> <mailto:pelderson at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Long walking routes often have a main route and several additions
> of various types. If these additions are not waymarked, they are
> not recorded in OSM. Easy.
> But often, they are. On maps these are usually shown as a striped
> line, while the main route is usually a continuous line.
> I would like to enable OSMrenderers and data users to
> render/process the additions/alternatives differently than the
> main route.
> One solution just for rendering would be to optionally add
> "striped" to the colour tag. Or dotted.
> A more general solution would be something like alternative=yes,
> additional=yes, approach=yes. A tag that covers all the variants,
> I can't think of a suitable word.
> the other way around: main_route=no?
> Vr gr Peter Elderson
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