[OSM-talk] path or byway ?

Richard Bullock rb357 at cantab.net
Sat Jul 19 14:28:13 BST 2008

> Message: 9
> Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 18:54:51 -0500
> From: Alex Mauer <hawke at hawkesnest.net>
> Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] path or byway ?
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> Pieren wrote:
>> Dear talk,
>> Could some native english speaker explain the difference between
>> "highway=path" and "highway=byway" recently introduced in map features ?
> For one, byway was never proposed or described or otherwise documented,
> but instead just plopped into map features.  So I guess no one really
> knows except Richard B, who put it there.
> -Alex Mauer "hawke"

I only added it because it was already;

1. In use: see 

2. Rendered on both Mapnik and T at H

Also, it was already documented on the wiki here;

If it's already in reasonably widespread use - and will render, then we 
should be adding these to Map Features - people are voting by using the 


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