[Talk-GB] Bridleway or track?
ajt1047 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 15 21:46:40 UTC 2019
On 15/03/2019 20:30, Martin Wynne wrote:
> It all comes back to my previous question -- is highway= intended to
> *describe* the feature,
Yes, although other tags can help add more detail
> or indicate its legal status,
Not really, though you can assume that (for example) you can't cycle
down a highway=motorway in the UK without an explicit tag.
> or record its actual usage?
Yes, in as much as "record its actual usage" is essentially the same as
"describe its usage".
> When I started mapping it was impressed upon me the importance of
> mapping what you see, what is actually on the ground. But as far as
> highways are concerned, and the highway overlay on most renderings,
> that seems not to be the case.
It's a bit of a stretch to say "most renderings do X" in the OSM world
:) Generally speaking, each rendering highlights the sorts of features
that it is interested in, whether that's railways
(https://www.openrailwaymap.org/) or something entirely different
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