[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 
UK-specific.

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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