[Talk-GB] "United Kingdom Tagging Guidelines" on the OSM wiki: due for an update?

Graham Jones grahamjones139 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 17:31:52 GMT 2012

I thought there was a bit of Weardale with quite a mixture in this bit of
map <http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=54.7383&lon=-2.0106&zoom=14&layers=M>you
can see highway = footway, path and track, plus an abandoned railway
line - one day I am going to sit down and work out a colour scheme that I
can see and make an outdoor map for the colour blind!


On 17 February 2012 16:39, Graham Jones <grahamjones139 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 17 February 2012 15:43, Nick Whitelegg <Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk>wrote:
>> From my understanding, a minimum of ONE to TWO tags are needed:
>> a) a highway tag. This represents the physical properties of the way,
>> e.g. service, track, path (or footway - see below)
>> b) if applicable, a designation tag. This represents the RoW status.
>> I agree - I will normally tag a public footpath as highway = path |
> track, designation = public_footpath.  I may include a surface=gravel |
> paved if it is not a mud path.
> I too only use highway=footway for urban footpaths, but you see plenty of
> them in the country and I don't usually bother changing them.
> I think there is an issue of rendering on the main mapnik stylesheet - If
> I remember correctly highway=path renders differently to highway=footway.
> I was going to look for a nice example of a mixture in the North Yorkshire
> Moors or Weardale, but it looks like someone has changed them to
> highway=path, so can't find any just now!
> Graham.
> --
> Graham Jones
> Hartlepool, UK.

Graham Jones
Hartlepool, UK.
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