[OSM-talk] overuse of highway=path

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Thu Feb 26 14:13:52 GMT 2009

On 26 Feb 2009, at 13:33, Pieren wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 12:20 PM, Florian Lohoff <flo at rfc822.org>  
> wrote:
>> highway=path is a single track wheres highway=track is a dual track.
> ???
> Look at the wiki definition of track:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dtrack
> nowhere it is said it's a dual track and look the picture which is
> clearly a single track.

In this case dual track mean there are two parallel dips, whereas  
single mean there is only onworn bit of ground. It is not where 2  
vehicles can pass in opposite directions.


> And It was never said that a car can use a path otherwise where is the
> limit ? Sure, a 4WD can even cross straight away the forest without
> any path or track. I agree with the first mail, this is overuse of
> path.
> Pieren
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