[OSM-talk] path or byway ?

Pieren pieren3 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 11:59:36 BST 2008

I forgot the discussion in December (which was more about voting or not
voting ;-).
It's clear when I read the following description from Nick W. [1]:
- "Byway (highway=byway) is an unsurfaced track"

oops. "highway=unsurfaced" has been removed from Map Features. It has been
replaced by "highway=track" and/or "surface=".
What is the limit between "highway=byway" and "highway=track" ?

Yes if I read [1] but no if I read the wikipedia definition:
- "Byway (road), a minor secondary or tertiary road in the UK" [2]

But it seems that germans will to not use it ([3] and [4]) (I'm also waiting
the translation of byway in german to see their interpretation).

The descriptions in Map Features are used by many countries (directly or for
translations). New entries should be carefully documented.


[1] http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2007-December/021047.html
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byway
[3] http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2007-December/021050.html
[4] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/De:Germany_roads_tagging

On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 2:13 AM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

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