[Talk-GB] Milton Keynes Redways - How to Tag Consistently
61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu Mar 21 22:45:55 UTC 2019
On 22/03/19 02:35, Peter Neale via Talk-GB wrote:
> Thanks to all for the helpful responses.
> I have looked (again) at the OSM Tags for Routing at
> from which it is clear that foot=yes (for example) is implied by
> However, Andy's question (if I understand it correctly) set me
> wondering whether there is any need to / benefit from distinguishing
> between foot=yes and foot=designated, etc.
> MK council, in their public mapping, imply that Redways are NOT
> (generally / universally) PROW. However, they DO seem to be
> "designated" for foot and cycle (and wheelchairs etc.), so perhaps
> they should be tagged; bicycle=designated; foot=designated,etc.,which
> highway=cycleway does not imply.
> Also, at the end of my original post, I asked:
> I am not aware of any Redways that have unique names (someone will
> probably correct me on this), but I see several on OSM tagged with
> “name=Redway”. Whilst I can see the attraction of doing this, I
> suspect that would not be considered good practice. Should I delete
> that name, whenever I see it? "
> Nobody seems to have commented on that yet (perhaps it got lost
> somewhere). Any views?
I have transferred several 'names' to the description tag. Might be
> On Thursday, 21 March 2019, 13:54:20 GMT, Andy Townsend
> <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 21/03/2019 13:35, Ed Loach wrote:
> > How tagging changes over time...
> > RichardF wrote:
> >> highway=cycleway, segregated=no achieves all that in two tags
> >> rather than
> >> seven. :)
> > I remember
> > https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Milton_Keynes_Mapping_Party_2009
> > where it looks like we (or at least I) only used highway=cycleway, e.g.
> > https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/34669428/history
> If they have some legal status beyond being "mere shared cycleways"
> would some sort of designation tag also make sense here? Currently
> that's used for legal designations such as public footpaths, public
> bridleways (and also I think core paths in Scotland).
> Best Regards,
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