[Tagging] Mapping nonexistent paths

Seth Deegan jayandseth at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 03:25:33 UTC 2021


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> Yes, you can avoid the problem by drawing the river continuing across the
> lake, but isn't that pretty well doing the same thing - mapping an
> imaginary way?
>
That's mapping an intersection of ways. My revised highway link proposal
will cover this. It also probably won't have the name "highway link"
anymore.

lectrician1 <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Lectrician1>


On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 7:44 PM Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> On Tue, 23 Mar 2021 at 04:24, Seth Deegan <jayandseth at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>    - Are these cases for mapping nonexistent features limited to
>>    highways?
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>> One that the same thing could work on is waterways. If you have a river
> enter a lake, then exit on the other side, unless you continue the line of
> the river across the lake, various error finders will complain that the
> river isn't connected or doesn't have a source.
>
> Yes, you can avoid the problem by drawing the river continuing across the
> lake, but isn't that pretty well doing the same thing - mapping an
> imaginary way?
>
> It would also work for walking along e.g. a beach. If you walk down onto
> the beach here, along it for a while, then leave it via that path there,
> there's currently no way of routing between the two paths. This would solve
> that issue by creating a "virtual" footpath right along the beach,
> connecting to each of the beach access paths.
>
> Thanks
>
> Graeme
>
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