[Talk-us] Fwd: Sidewalks as footpaths

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Thu May 8 23:09:38 UTC 2014

On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 1:55 PM, Chris Lawrence <lordsutch at gmail.com> wrote:

> Audio routing (so you can put your phone in your pocket and listen to
> headphones) and audio/braille descriptions for the disabled would be
> the most obvious use cases for names. In fact, I'd imagine the
> disabled are a likely important audience for OSM since Google doesn't
> go out of its way to provide non-visual interfaces to Google Maps as
> far as I know.

Good point. Other than using relations, I wonder if a search for the
nearest street would provide a clue to the router? Not as exact as having
either a named way or a relationship.


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