[Talk-us] Fwd: Sidewalks as footpaths

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Fri May 9 00:02:16 UTC 2014


I'm trying to work out how using name=* on the sidewalks isn't the easiest,
most obvious answer.


On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 6:09 PM, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us>wrote:

>
> 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.
>
> Clifford
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