[Talk-us] Dirt Roads (formerly: Abandoned railway)

Mike N niceman at att.net
Mon Sep 1 17:26:09 UTC 2014


On 9/1/2014 11:27 AM, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> Except I don't know if they're at all cyclable, or if I need to take the
> bike with knobbly tyres, or even if they exist at all. OSM in the US just
> isn't reliable to that level, whereas it is in Western Europe, and the
> Australians are also working on the issue. But in the US, I couldn't use OSM
> for planning a route by hand, let alone with a router, which would merrily
> send me down the shortest highway=residential with no knowledge of whether
> it's suitable or not.

   For the rural case and accurate route planning, it will take ground 
truthing to get accurate bike / foot routing - it's probably not 
something that could be tasked to MapRoulette/etc.



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