[Talk-GB] Mapping a combined stile and gate?
davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Mon Apr 22 13:09:58 UTC 2019
If I have the patience, I split them:
The PROW ref should go over the stile's way even if the gate is always
open - it's up the walker to decide which to use (even if the choice is
On 22/04/2019 13:43, Martin Wynne wrote:
> 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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