[OSM-talk] Deprecation/move of incorrect tags

Alex Mauer hawke at hawkesnest.net
Tue Jul 17 04:30:56 BST 2007

Matthias Julius wrote:
> Alex Mauer <hawke at hawkesnest.net> writes:
>> Also, if route is restricted to non-physical things, "ski" needs to be
>> removed from that list -- and there's currently no suitable replacement.
> You can tag it
> highway=footway
> foot=no
> route=ski

That falls under "ugly hack", and is at best a workaround.  It doesn't
solve the problem raised, that there's no way to tag a generic or
shared-use path, particularly one that's not a legally a UK highway.
Unless you're suggesting that highway=footway be used that way, which I
don't think you are (and if you are, bridleway and cycleway should be

Nor does it address the problem that route=ski would be used in a manner
equivalent to highway=footway/bridleway/cycleway, and is thus no more a
non-physical feature than those are.

> Maybe we also need a ski=yes tag.


-Alex Mauer "hawke"

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