[Talk-us] Fwd: Sidewalks as footpaths

Saikrishna Arcot saiarcot895 at gmail.com
Fri May 9 00:09:46 UTC 2014

Duplication of data, possibly?

Regarding the detection of the nearest street, the risk here is at the intersection, where the sidewalk might be attributed to the other street.

Saikrishna Arcot
On Thursday, May 08, 2014 07:02:16 PM Paul Johnson wrote:

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[1]> wrote:

On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 1:55 PM, Chris Lawrence <lordsutch at gmail.com[2]> wrote:

Audio routing (so you can put your phone in your pocket and listen toheadphones) and audio/braille descriptions for the disabled would bethe most obvious use cases for names. In fact, I'd imagine thedisabled are a likely important audience for OSM since Google doesn'tgo out of its way to provide non-visual interfaces to Google Maps asfar 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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