[OSM-talk] Beach routing

James james2432 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 29 11:00:48 UTC 2017

"Dont tag for the rendered"

Routers should make beaches routable even though theres no clear path. Same
with indoor mapping: I'm not going to add a bunch of paths in something
already tagged as a corridor/hallway

On Aug 29, 2017 6:54 AM, "Jean-Marc Liotier" <jm at liotier.org> wrote:

> Last week-end I went hiking along the coast from Honfleur to
> Trouville-sur-Mer. As I wondered what distance I walked, I turned to
> Openstreetmap routers... And did not find my answer: beaches are not
> considered as highways.
> I thought about adding paths to beach sections that I consider
> walkable... But, while some of those beaches have an identifiable path
> along their length, for the most part this would be tagging for the
> router.
> I fail to imagine a beach that is not walkable. So, should the routers
> use natural=beach the same way as highway=path+surface=(sand|gravel|*) ?
> The question of routing across natural=beach brings back the past debate
> about highway=pedestrian+area=yes - most routers do not route over
> areas.
> I just dug this thread, which goes along the same lines as my reflexions
> (https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-us/2014-July/013280.html)
> but does no definitely concludes either.
> My conclusion is that I should open wishlist entries for my favorite
> routers... Is it a good idea ?
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