[Talk-GB] Bridleway across field

Mark Lee mark.lee at droveend.com
Tue Dec 8 12:47:12 UTC 2020

Thanks. I'll go back and have a closer look. It was part of a long ride so
I didn't do much checking at the time.


On Tue, 8 Dec 2020, 12:30 Dave F via Talk-GB, <talk-gb at openstreetmap.org>

> On 08/12/2020 09:36, Mark Lee via Talk-GB wrote:
> > Hello. I've just added a missing public bridleway (
> > https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/882278479) which is detailed on the
> > WIltshire Definitive Map. It runs across a field and doesn't appear to
> have
> > been in use recently, I couldn't see it on the ground in person and I
> can't
> > see it in any of the aerial images. It runs fairly close to a concrete
> > track, however, there is a locked gate across that track (which I've also
> > just now added). What's the OSM policy on legal ROWs that have no
> physical
> > evidence and no rerouting such as along a field boundary such as I've
> seen
> > in other cases on OSM.
> Welcome to OSM.
> If I come across a non obvious path I attempt to look around for a worn
> way, especially through boundaries. Aerial imagery suggests the edge of
> the field is used. Please check on the ground first to confirm it's
> still used.
> http://osmz.ru/imagery/#20/51.12946/-1.79511/bing
> I would mark the way as the definitive map alignment & add a note
> describing the direction that's actually used.
> It may be words in a book, but definitive statements are physical evidence.
> As the access tag is to describe legal use, I'd remove it in this case.
> Both bicycle & walking on a bridleway are designated.
> The surface tag is a useful addition for paths.
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:surface
> Dave F
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