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

Graham Jones grahamjones139 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 18 10:54:06 GMT 2012


Hi
You are dead right - I was talking about paths as in narrow strips of
ground for walking on.

I would tag a public footpath as highway=<whatever is appropriate:
unclassified|residential|service|track|path>, designation=public_footpath.

Graham.

On 18 February 2012 10:48, Derick Rethans <osm at derickrethans.nl> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Sat, 18 Feb 2012, Graham Jones wrote:
>
> > On the other hand I treat highway=path as just being a statement of fact
> -
> > 'there is a path here', so it needs some access tags adding to it.   In
> my
> > mind highway = footway is about the same as highway=path; foot=yes (or
> > maybe designation=public_footpath, but that is more specific).
>
> During the Weybridge mapping party, I'd encountered some residential
> roads (highway=residential) or service roads (highway=service) that were
> also "public footpaths", so I've mapped those as:
>
> highway=residential
> designation=public_footpath
>
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/150222454
>
> Marking those roads as highway=footway or highway=path makes no sense
> (to me).
>
> cheers,
> Derick
>
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-- 
Graham Jones
Hartlepool, UK.
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