[OSM-talk] path or byway ?

Alex Mauer hawke at hawkesnest.net
Sat Jul 19 01:40:53 BST 2008

Frederik Ramm wrote:
>> For one, byway was never proposed or described or otherwise documented,
>> but instead just plopped into map features.
> Just like them darn motorways... nobody ever put them to vote, it's
> a shame ;-)

Except that motorways were there on the very first rev (ok, second) of 
Map Features.  And they're documented.  And conceptually they're not 

My gripe is that it was put in there with neither discussion nor 
description; I never mentioned anything about voting.

> There are probably a few more millions who know what a byway is.
> In contrast to the generic term "path", a byway is something very
> specific in the UK because it has a legal meaning.

You are aware that the OSM definitions of things and the UK legal 
definitions of things are not always the same, right?

-Alex Mauer "hawke"

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