[Tagging] Tagging Cycle Route Relations vs. Ways
davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Tue Nov 17 02:18:11 UTC 2020
On 16/11/2020 16:17, Seth Deegan wrote:
> The Cycle Routes Wiki Page
> "It is preferred to tag the cycle routes using relations instead
> of tagging the ways."
> If I come across a route that has the Ways already tagged with the
> name <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:name>=* of the route,
> can I delete the name
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:name>=*s in the Ways and just
> create a Route Relation with the name?
Be careful. This is where many contributors get confused. The name of
the *path* is often not the name of the *route*. A route relation can, &
often does, go along paths with different names. Multiple routes can go
along a path.
> I assume this is not prefered because a number of applications use the
> names in the Ways themselves and not the Route Relation, most notably
It renders the names of the paths, not the routes.
> However, some benefits of doing this might be:
> * Takes up less space in the DB
> * More tags that apply to the whole coute could be added to the
> Relation like surface
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:surface>=* and source
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:source>=* (like the
> official map of the route).
Surface has no place in a route relation as it refers diectly to the
path, not the multiple relations passing along it. Similar for the
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