[Talk-GB] Golfing tags seem to conflict with walking tags

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Fri Nov 26 09:39:11 UTC 2021

IMHO designated should only be used on legal rights of way.

Mark Twain said everything one needs to know about golf.

I guess the question is why are golf course mappers adding a tag indcating a right of way?

Broken wiki page or broken editor presets perhaps?

Phil (trigpoint)

On Friday, 26 November 2021, Jon Pennycook wrote:
> Hello.
> Golfing tags for paths seem to conflict with those used for walking.  e.g.
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:golf%3Dpath
> I have noticed that a number of golf courses have paths tagged as
> highway=path, foot=designated.  From my point of view, this means that any
> pedestrian can use that path, but practically many of those paths are
> private and not open to the general public (so if they were not paths on
> golf courses, they would be tagged as foot=private or foot=permit).
> If these are connected with roads or rights of way, journey planners might
> send pedestrians through golf courses, which may not be desirable.  Perhaps
> we need a way to tag a designated route for pedestrians that isn't open to
> the general public?
> Jon

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