[talk-au] Overmapping?

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 21:31:39 GMT 2010


On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 6:59 AM, Liz <edodd at billiau.net> wrote:
>> This, on the other hand, may well be true. But IMHO this is NOT a
>> reason to limit what gets entered into the OSM database, but simply to
>> *pre-process* the OSM data (filtering out unwanted details as desired)
>> prior to loading onto the GPS unit.
>>
> i agree.
> perhaps a cyclist would want the roads removed for some styles of map

Yeah, Matt already provides special maps for cyclists, where all roads
are rendered on Garmins as the thinnest possible line, but bike paths
are thicker.

http://www.osmaustralia.org/downloads.php

Anyway, I think Roy is right - it's fine to map footpaths, but they
should be distinguishable from other walking paths so they don't
clutter up GPSes. I'd be tempted by the americanism "sidewalk=yes" in
addition to "highway=footway".

Steve




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