[OSM-talk] Fwd: MBR trails

Interlug interlug at weait.net
Tue Mar 20 12:39:02 GMT 2007

On 3/20/07, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
> Styno wrote:
> > I'm trying to tag tracks with the similar setup (narrow, off-road,
> > single-track) but with different soil composition (hard/clay/mud forrest
> > floor or loose sand) and had an discussion about it on IRC with Ben who
> > also does this kind of tagging.
> >
> > Our conclusion was to tag these tracks using:
> > highway = cycleway
> > tracktype = grade1 to grade5
> >
> > Where the tracktype is a proposed feature:
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Proposed_features/grade1-5
> I find 1-5 a bit abstract... meaningful tags might be nice (and could be
> used elsewhere) along the lines of dirt, mud, gravel... that kind of thing?

Indeed.  The surface tag is already in OSM.  Extending the surfaced /
unsurfaced values to include gravel, mud, dirt, etc seems ideal.

The width tag is already included in OSM as well.

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