[OSM-talk] Beach routing

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Wed Sep 6 10:15:47 UTC 2017

On 06-Sep-17 07:28 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2017-08-30 11:56 GMT+02:00 Richard <ricoz.osm at gmail.com 
> <mailto:ricoz.osm at gmail.com>>:
>     On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 12:53:43PM +0100, Philip Barnes wrote:
>     > This really needs routers to be able to route over areas, the
>     same issue exists over large areas of grass such as found in parks
>     or town squares.
>     in many parts of the world such areas are actually "dont walk there",
>     before routers start routing them they awould have to be tagged with
>     access tags.
> actually the chances are higher they will be augmented with access 
> tags _after_ routing engines suggest to use them.
>     Also grass areas in the mountains can't be assumed to be walkable.
> not sure, it might just be lack of detail if the router thinks you can 
> walk there but you can't because of obstacles?
> Generally, you can't walk on grass areas in lower elevations either in 
> many instances (e.g. natural reserves often imply not leaving the 
> ways, in Germany you are explicitly entitled to enter the open 
> landscape (regardless of property) unless they are fenced or you would 
> damage the crops (including grass here as a crop), i.e. you can only 
> legally walk on cut meadows (= between autumn and early spring).

I was once told off for walking on the grass in front of a town hall in 
As an Australian - public area grass is for walking on, sitting on, 
lunching on, sleeping on, etc.
Local rules apply.So there needs to be default values for each area.

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