[OSM-talk] Too subjective & problematic Re: no-go-areas

Rory McCann rory at technomancy.org
Wed Jan 1 14:28:11 UTC 2020

This topic has come up before, and unfortunately when you think about 
it, there is no objective way to define a "no go area". It's all 
subjective. So it doesn't belong in OSM.

People do live in many of these areas, so software that didn't route 
in/through these areas would be pretty bad for people who need to go there!

Plus, "no go areas" are often correlated with where ethnic minorities or 
different classes live, which is not good.

On 31.12.19 16:14, Martin Trautmann wrote:
> hi all,
> did you read about the Suisse tourist couple which was shot because they
> got lost in a Brasilian favela?
> NZZ (Neue Z├╝rcher Zeitung) from Tuesday 31.12.2019. ("Schweizer Ehepaar
> bei Irrfahrt duch Favela in Brasilien
> angeschossen")
> Other examples are e.g. Mafia areas within Kosovo - or name your own
> home town no-go area.
> Is there any option to mark certain areas in order to bypass routing
> whenever possible?
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