[Tagging] Canopy Walkways

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Fri Aug 21 18:51:14 UTC 2020

On Fri, 21 Aug 2020 at 15:03, Martin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:

> sent from a phone
> > On 21. Aug 2020, at 15:18, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> >
> > That's a tautology (consider: footway=walkway)

> it is not a tautology, it’s a subtype

[We were discussing the suggestion: footway=canopy_walkway ]

What type of footway is not a walkway?

What type of walkway is not a footway?

The two terms are synonyms; using them twice is therefore a tautology.

> > or better:
> >
> >   footway=treetop

> suggests the top of trees,

That is not how the term is used in (British, at least) English, as a
Google or similar search for "treetop" will show.

> i.e. would be less suitable for raised walkways in the middle or lower part of trees, wouldn’t it?


Andy Mabbett

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