[Tagging] Mistagging footways as highway=pedestrian

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Fri Mar 1 14:19:38 UTC 2019

Feb 28, 2019, 6:48 PM by fernando.trebien at gmail.com:

> On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 1:29 PM Janko Mihelić <> janjko at gmail.com <mailto:janjko at gmail.com>> > wrote:
>> čet, 28. velj 2019. u 14:15 Martin Koppenhoefer <>> dieterdreist at gmail.com <mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com>>> > napisao je:
>> I agree, but we have a practical problem with people that think that this:
>> https://images.mapillary.com/QQXg40ewDRF6hsi0jNGhzA/thumb-2048.jpg <https://images.mapillary.com/QQXg40ewDRF6hsi0jNGhzA/thumb-2048.jpg>
>> cannot be tagged the same as this:
>> https://images.mapillary.com/53iC9URhRKV_gYsxbF4ZYw/thumb-2048.jpg <https://images.mapillary.com/53iC9URhRKV_gYsxbF4ZYw/thumb-2048.jpg>
>> People look at the first photo as a little street, not as a footway. It also probably has a name xx street.
>> Both are really footways, but the resemblance ends there. I think adding footway=alley to the first one would make sense to people, and maybe then they will stop with wrong tagging.
> So, if width alone is used as criterion to distinguish between
> highway=footway and highway=pedestrian
That is certainly not sole (or even the most important part).

For reducto ad absurdum: what about way that changes width and is 
going below and above limit? Split it and alternate pedestrian and 

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