[Talk-GB] Mapping a combined stile and gate?

Martin Wynne martin at templot.com
Mon Apr 22 12:43:39 UTC 2019

Often in my travels I come across something like this:



Should this be mapped as a stile or a gate? Or both side by side?

If the latter, which node should the way be connected to?

It's a public right of way on foot, and walkers need to know that they 
must climb a stile if the gate is locked. But if you "map what you see 
on the ground" (which is the supposed golden rule), it is simply a track 
passing through a gate.

If I split the way in two, and have a short section of footpath passing 
over a stile *and* a track passing through a gate, it looks daft on the 
map, as if there is a Clapham Junction in the middle of a grassy field.

And if I do that, is it essential to split out the short bit of the 
track through the gate, from which the public right-of-way designation 
(and ref number) is removed?



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