[Tagging] Merging tagging scheme on wiki pages of Hiking, route=hiking, route=foot and Walking routes

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Thu Aug 15 15:01:08 UTC 2019

Op do 15 aug. 2019 om 15:00 schreef Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com>:

> On 15/08/2019 10:56, Peter Elderson wrote:
> > ... So the lowest level always contains only ways, the higher level
> contains only relations.
> Please don't make things more complicated than they need to be. Most
> hiking routes are just a single relation and are best left that way.
> >
> > The ways in the main relation should form one continuous sorted
> (sortable) route,
> No.  Don't assume that route ways are sorted in OSM as they usually aren't.
I know, and it's a pain. If software could easily sort it, fine but it
can't. That's why things that break sorting should be avoided.

> > which data users can extract or link to for navigation or planner
> software.
> Pretty much irrelevant.  As long as the data's there, software can
> figure it out.

Not if there is too much data and no way to know what to choose, or no data
at all, or conflicting data.

> > Note that rendering routes is not that critical,

> This depends entirely on the use case.  As an example, it is for me.

I mean, the rendering can be critical for the use case, but the order and
consistency of the ways is usually not critical for useful rendering. If it
is in your case, you would have problems with lots of routes, because
almost all routes I see are damaged in a few places. If I repair it and
come back two weeks later, same thing.

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