[talk-au] network and route tags

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 00:36:31 GMT 2013

Hi David,
  Where is this, btw? In general:

- route=lcn are for bike paths that get you somewhere useful in the
local vicinity. (We still debate exactly what LCN means in Australia)
- route=mtb are for all mountain bike trails.

Don't get hung up on any connotations you might have with a word like
"route", as a native English speaker. The benefit to using route=mtb
is that they show up specially highlighted on mountain biking map
styles, which is useful and appropriate.

So, for each trail, I would:
- a route relation with route=mtb, and name=xx, and other tags as appropriate
- tag the trail itself with highway=path, name=xx,
surface=dirt/gravel, and add the route relation


On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 4:33 PM, David Clark <dbclark at fastmail.com.au> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am interested in a small area of trails. There are about 10 trails in a
> local reserve, all the trails are sign posted and named etc, but there is no
> actual marked route you just pick which trails you want to use to get to
> where you want to go.
> However the tagging used in OSM to me seems wrong.
> (1)
> network=lcn
> Is this correct to use?
> Should there be other tags associated with this such as network:name=xxxxx
> etc?
> (2)
> route=mtb
> All the trails are tagged with route=mtb. However there is no marked or
> recognised physical route associate with these trails. Each trails is short
> approximately 200m to 500m long so it seems to me the route tag is not
> applicable.
> Etiquette:
> If the above tags are wrong, is it ok to just delete them? These tags have
> been used in this trail area and 2 others.
> Thanks,
> David
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