[Talk-GB] driveway-becomes-track

Nick Whitelegg nick.whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Sun Dec 13 15:13:04 UTC 2020

Hello Martin/Nick,

Perhaps the combination of highway, surface and designation will cover many of these use-cases?

e.g. a service road that looks like a track but is a service road, and has bridleway rights, could be tagged as:

highway=service; surface=unpaved; designation=public_bridleway

For rendering, if one rendered tracks or unpaved service roads as dashed black lines, and designations as coloured lines, you could render the designation layer as a coloured transparent line above the track/service road layer. This is what I do in my own projects.


From: Martin Wynne <martin at templot.com>
Sent: 13 December 2020 14:01
To: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org <talk-gb at openstreetmap.org>
Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] driveway-becomes-track

On 13/12/2020 13:45, Nick wrote:

> what do people think of Overlapping ways i.e. one is a road and
> a duplicate is a bridleway? Not elegant and something I would not
> normally suggest but...

Hi Nick,

When I've tried that in the past I've been jumped on for breaking a
fundamental rule of OSM that one feature should have only one entry in
the database.


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