[OSM-talk] Hiking Trails
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Wed Aug 15 21:06:52 BST 2007
Am Mittwoch, 15. August 2007 21:25:43 schrieb Alex Mauer:
> Sven Geggus wrote:
> > Shure, thats how I do this right now. Anyway, looks like I did not get
> > the correct translation for "landwirtschaftlicher Weg" these are usually
> > asphaltic cycle/footways which I usually map as highway=service.
> Babelfish gives me "agricultural way" for this. I assume these are
> (old?) farm access roads that have been paved for bicycle use?
> I would only tag it as "service" if it's legal for automobiles to use;
> otherwise, "highway=cycleway,cycleway=track,foot=yes" seems best to me.
> > I think we could enlist many of these people more easily if we have a
> > generic Data Model which is less motorist-centric.
> Agreed here. Even aside from engaging additional people, I think a
> strong point (and a potential niche too) of OSM is in mapping things
> other than motor routes. Motor routes are covered more than adequately
> by several competing (commercial) services.
> -Alex Mauer "hawke"
Hmmm... just because hte access by motor vehicles is limited to (for example,
very common in Germany) agricultural machines and forester/woodworker
vehicles, it does'nt make the way a cycleway - and this has nothing to do
with being motor-centristic.
A cycleway is a rather specialized type of way and this reality is what - in
my opinion - our tagging should reflect.
I don't think that OSM is about cyclists versus motorists , its about building
a database of roads, ways etc that reflects reality close enough to give us
the possibility to generate all kinds of maps out of it - be it for motor,
cycle or hiking purpose.
(maybe, or surely, today's reality is mostly motor-centristic, but OSM is
maybe not the right place to change reality ;-) )
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