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

Dave F 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:
>  http://85a.uk/stile_gate2_1280x720.jpg
>  http://85a.uk/stile_gate_1280x720.jpg
> 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?
> thanks,
> Martin.
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