[Talk-at] in Austria, good experience - thank you!

Michael Maier Michael.Maier at student.tugraz.at
Thu Oct 30 07:33:58 UTC 2014

On 30/10/14 01:30, Carles Pina i Estany wrote:
> Hi again,
> I was reviewing my notes and I noticed something in Vienna that confused
> me a little bit. It's here for example:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=48.194502890110016&mlon=16.38637661933899#map=18/48.19637/16.38655
> There are, in Vienna, many foot paths in places that I wouldn't expect.
> A more clear example:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=17/48.18925/16.37574
> there seems to be footpaths on a "normal" street. I'm not an OSM expert
> but this seems unusual? 


these footpaths are explicitly mapped sidewalks (or pavements in UK),
they are tagged “highway=footway” and “footway=sidewalk”. They are used
e.g. for wheelchair routing.

> See the attached screenshot: OsmAnd renders it a
> bit too red (see
> http://pinux.info/files/Screenshot_2014-10-30-00-14-45.png ). 

In this case, I think OsmAnd's shouldn't render footways tagged
additionally with “footway=sidewalk” as prominently as normal footways.
But that's the case with nearly all renderers today :-/

> This is
> only in a few zones of Vienna.

Vienna is a big city, and this seem to be the 'test regions' - it will
take some years to have all sidewalks in Vienna correctly mapped.

> Regards,

Many thanks for the nice review of your Austrian experience ☺.

Best wishes,

> On Oct/29/2014, Carles Pina i Estany wrote:
>> Hi,
>> (sorry for writing in English here).
>> Last week I went to Austria for tourism (Graz, Vienna, driving between
>> Graz to Salzburg, etc.).
>> I used OsmAnd application to have Open Street Map data off-line, as I
>> usually do.
>> You guys did an excellent job mapping! Austria! Hats off to you!
>> Vienna has the house numbers and everything. The roads were good mapped.
>> Hiking paths were there too.
>> We enjoyed even more our time in Austria thanks to your good job.
>> And by by the way, you have an amazing country :-)
>> Regards and keep doing the amazing job, it's very appreciated.

Michael Maier, Student of Telematics @ Graz University of Technology
OpenStreetMap Graz                         http://osm.org/go/0Iz@paV

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