[Tagging] Canopy Walkways

Jake Edmonds jake_edmonds at me.com
Sat Aug 22 10:09:36 UTC 2020


Doesn’t bridge:structure refer to the design of the supports? A canopy walkway could use of mix of simple-suspension, beam and others not currently explained in the wiki (I.e some sort of attachment to trees)

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> On 22 Aug 2020, at 11:36, Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> I would say the feature is a kind of highway. 
> The construction is bridge, so bridge=yes on the highway.
> The highway is a footway, and this kind of footway is called a canopy walkway.
> 
> The footway part is kind of redundant, which is probably nice if you render all footways, but unnecessary when you render canopy_walkways specifically.
> 
> 
> Best Peter Elderson
> 
> 
> Op za 22 aug. 2020 om 11:16 schreef Jake Edmonds via Tagging <tagging at openstreetmap.org>:
>> Should the key be bridge? 
>> I feel like canopy walkways are more like bridges than boardwalks. 
>> 
>> Sent from Jake Edmonds' iPhone
>> 
>>>> On 22 Aug 2020, at 11:08, Alan Mackie <aamackie at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>>> On Fri, 21 Aug 2020, 21:46 Martin Koppenhoefer, <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>>> sent from a phone
>>>> 
>>>> > On 21. Aug 2020, at 22:25, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
>>>> > 
>>>> > "public building" and "trunk highway" are also common terms.
>>>> > 
>>>> > Do we tag
>>>> > 
>>>> >    building=public_building
>>>> > 
>>>> > or
>>>> > 
>>>> >    highway=trunk_hghway
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> these are different because it would be a literal repetition. What we do is footway=sidewalk rather than „side“
>>>> 
>>>> If general opinion is towards footway=canopy I could live with it, but my preference goes to canopy_walkway
>>>> I’m not expecting so many that the extra characters will be significant ;-)
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I have had to remind myself several times as this thread has developed that this is not intended as a synonym for breezeway or other covered=yes footways. 
>>> 
>>> If the previously suggested =treetop isn't accurate perhaps a more explicit =forest_canopy ?
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Cheers Martin 
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