[OSM-talk] dangerous cycling lanes (was Re: A new highway tagging scheme - thinking about)

Peter Miller peter.miller at itoworld.com
Wed Aug 29 08:53:40 BST 2007


I agree that the maps are good. The line roads and offset naming rendering
style works well for a gird system, and will work less well in most of the
UK, so UK cycle maps are unlikely to look exactly the same.

However, the only information we are missing to be able to render the maps
with the same detail as for Perth etc is the tags for 'poor road riding
environment' and 'medium road riding environment'. The tags 'lcn=poor' and
'lcn=medium' could be used alongside 'lcn=yes'. An better alias for
'lcn=yes' might be 'lcn=good'.

Also missing is the incline data. I guess we could tag Ways with
'incline=yes' and incline=reverse' or something else as a work round not
having elevation data. Possibly we should be able to shown 'incline=10%' or
'incline=-10%'. Not really a problem where I live though!


Regards,



Peter


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> Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 17:39:54 +0100
> From: Mark Williams <mark.666 at blueyonder.co.uk>
> Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] dangerous cycling lanes (was Re: A new highway
> 	tagging scheme - thinking about)
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> Stephen Gower wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 11:43:47PM +0800, Cameron Patrick wrote:
> >
> >> The local bike maps here [1] colour roads based on traffic/suitability
> >> to cycling.  [...]
> >>
> >> [1] http://www.dpi.wa.gov.au/cycling/14679.asp
> >>
> >
> >   Yep - that's really good and much better than anything I've seen in
> >   the UK.  So, anyone, what tags do we need to be able to render this
> >   sort of thing from OSM?
> >
> >   s
> Looking at the little arrows, looks like hills are on - so ele=xxx tags
> for a start?
> 
> Mark
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