[Talk-GB] National Byway rendering on OpenCycleMap

Peter Miller peter.miller at itoworld.com
Wed Apr 20 12:31:34 BST 2011


I have created a new ITO Map overlay showing highway=byway in red and
designation=restricted_byway in blue. It would also show ways with
route=bicycle and name=National Byway as a thick green line, however there
aren't any that I can see as yet.

You can try it here:
http://www.itoworld.com/product/data/ito_map/main?view=90

Note: this overlay map does not appear in the ITO Map layer selection list
so as to avoid confusing users in other parts of the world - you will need
to bookmark this URL if you want to return to it. t also doesn't have a key
as yet as it is likely to evolve to meet some need or other or it may get
canned in the near future if we don't need it any more!


Regards,


Peter




On 20 April 2011 12:23, Peter Miller <peter.miller at itoworld.com> wrote:

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> On 20 April 2011 12:11, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
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>> 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.
>>
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> I can't see any obvious instances of this tagging in the database at
> present. Can you give me some example ways?
>
> Regards,
>
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> Peter
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>> (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.
>>
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> Thanks for the clarification.
>
> Regards,
>
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> Peter
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>> cheers
>> Richard
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