[Talk-GB] Forest trail tagging query
nick at hogweed.org
Tue Aug 28 13:05:09 BST 2007
> I've been out in the Forest of Bere grabbing GPS traces of the paths
> running through the forest but I'm not 100% sure of the best way to tag
> them on OSM. The paths themselves run can vary between maintained paths
> which are wide enough to drive a vehicle down (but are not permitted) to
> simple unmaintained tracks between the trees. A list of access
> permissions can be found on this website and there is also an
> official ROW (a footpath) on some of the paths.
> I've tagged them as permissive bridleways and used foot=yes to denote
> the paths that the footpath uses but I'm left with a couple of
> unresolved issues:
> * Horse riding is for permit holders only but my current tagging
> scheme does not make this clear.
> * Should the official ROW be tagged as highway=footway,
> horse=permissive or highway=bridleway, foot=yes? Is there any
> difference between the two?
> If you were tagging this what would you do?
As it happens I've come across several similar instances in the last few days.
On Saturday at Hindhead, Surrey I came across a public footpath with
permissive horse rights. My decision on tagging was:
highway=bridleway; foot=yes; horse=permissive
I used highway=bridleway because it basically "is" a bridleway, albeit a
Yesterday I was in the Woolmer Forest between Liphook and Liss in Hampshire,
which is an area of army-owned access land. There are a number of paths
there, access is a bit unclear so I assumed they were all foot only.
They were all
but the gravel tracks I also added "surface=gravel". If it had been the New
Forest I would have put "newforest:pathtype=gravel", but it wasn't, so I
didn't :-) We really need to sort out the whole
access-rights-versus-physical-description thing :-)
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