[Talk-GB] Bridleway or track?

Andy Townsend 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 

Best Regards,


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