[OSM-talk] Fwd: Nav4All navigation shut down by Navteq

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Wed Feb 3 10:50:55 GMT 2010

Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> And your
> argument that people won't tag "highway=cycleway; foot=no" but will tag
> "highway=path; bicycle=designated; foot=no" is batshit insane.

IMHO, the argument is perfectly valid. The problem with highway=cycleway
and pedestrians isn't that adding a foot=no would be too much effort.
The problem is that some people, while they wouldn't mind adding it,
don't know that they need to add it in the first place. Therefore, the
number of tags isn't the issue here, but rather whether the tags are
prone to misinterpretation.

Generally, the more implicit assumptions you associate with a tag, the
more probable it is that someone's implicit assumptions are different
from yours. That's why a "largely meaningless object" like path has a
certain appeal.

Tobias Knerr

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