[talk-au] Mapping "off track" hiking routes

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 24 19:06:27 UTC 2020

On 24/10/2020 04:49, Brendan Barnes wrote:
> Back to my original post which I was seeking advice on, I was 
> requesting clarity of mapping an official hiking route, which a small 
> section of it happens to not follow a defined track/path and a compass 
> bearing is required. The hiking route is _official_: it has NSW NPWS 
> signage which I have personally surveyed at the start of the segment 
> denoting the "off track" route, the Australian Alps National Parks 
> Cooperative Management Program publishes a map also detailing it, and 
> all popular hiking guides have it listed, too. This small off track 
> section forms part of the official route.
> I've taken Andrew's advice and added fuzzy=500 to the way.

Thanks - there's nore usage of that than I was expecting (see 
https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/fuzzy ), although only 14 of 
those are lines rather than polygons.

On the other side of the world I've tended to use trail_visibility tags 
(which I think were mentioned earlier) to achieve the same thing; see 
e.g. https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/430909045 .  Something that 
renders the route but not the local path will show that as 

Best Regards,


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