[OSM-talk] rights of way and designation=*

Robert Vollmert rvollmert-lists at gmx.net
Thu Feb 26 11:44:21 GMT 2009

On Feb 26, 2009, at 11:57, Mike Harris wrote:

> I support Richard's logic 100% but am unsure whether I want to put the
> effort in to go back and add the tags to all those ways I have done!  
> (;>) -
> at least until there had been enough discussion that this was well
> established as a new standard. Is the proposal for a new key  
> "designation"
> (afaik there isn't such a key yet in (common) use??) with the  
> various values
> - footpath, bridleway, restricted_byway, BOAT and - perhaps - ORPA,  
> adopted,
> unadopted?

I've had a look at tagwatch (unfortunately not terribly up-to-date)  
and documented this suggestion and current use at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:designation 
. Please flesh the page out! It'd be nice to have a list of sensible  
values there; also, should there be a ":uk" or "uk:" in the tag or  


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