[Talk-GB] National Byway rendering on OpenCycleMap

Peter Miller peter.miller at itoworld.com
Wed Apr 20 12:23:10 BST 2011


On 20 April 2011 12:11, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:

> Peter Miller wrote:
> > What tagging would you expect us to use within OSM to identify
> > something as being part of this network?
>
> Just route=bicycle, name=National Byway should be enough IMO. I wouldn't
> really call the National Byway a network - it's a circular route with the
> odd spur - but I guess that's in the eye of the beholder.
>

I can't see any obvious instances of this tagging in the database at
present. Can you give me some example ways?

Regards,


Peter





> (Bear in mind that, though I wouldn't go so far as to call the NB
> "vapourware", its ambition has thus far exceeded its reach. It's a lovely
> project but I think the completion date has slipped by about 10 years so
> far. It's a bit like standing at a station when the departure board always
> says it'll be here 3 minutes from now... and does so for an hour. We
> should be fairly careful to tag what the NB is, not what it wants to be.
> Even the 'National Map' on the NB website overstates its existence: there
> is no signage in Gloucestershire, and only intermittent signage in
> Oxfordshire where it coincides with the NCN, even though it claims both
> were completed in 2009.)
>
> > Fyi, I notice that highway=byway is depreciated by the wiki and that
> > designation=restricted_byway is proposed in its place. There is a
> > scattering of both tags in the current OSM DB, but nothing that creates
> > a coherent network. I am also not convinced that either of these are
> > the right tag for this purpose.
>
> Oh, absolutely. The National Byway is not made up of byways - in fact,
> it's expressly meant to be more an "on-road" network than (say) the NCN,
> which is why touring cyclists like it.
>

Thanks for the clarification.

Regards,


Peter


>
> cheers
> Richard
>
>
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