[talk-ch] Pls, don't delete sidewalks, visual impaired people might use them

Andreas Bürki abuerki at anidor.com
Thu Aug 24 22:22:53 CEST 2017



Am 24.08.2017 um 21:56 schrieb Marc Gemis:
>>
>> I'm not pretty sure, if this is a "OSM problem", as we can only map,
>> what we see and add given tags. - Or, how other maps solve the issue?
>>
>> Maybe the routing software has to become smarter...
> 
> to quote imagico (http://blog.imagico.de/social-engineering-in-openstreetmap/)
> 
> "So if – as a mapper – you want to really support and encourage
> competent data use better ignore any assumed interests of data users
> and map as you as a mapper can most efficiently represent your
> observations on the ground in data form."
> 
> this might very well apply in this situation, so when you can better
> tag a sidewalk with a separate line, why not ?


Ehm, maybe I didn't understand you correctly, but this is exactly what I
always tried to do:

Separate sidewalk with minimum tagging like this:

highway=footway
footway=sidewalk

or for crosswalk (pedestrian/zebra crossing)

highway=footway
footway=crossing

and if I don't forget I add the surfeace, e.g. surface:asphalt

And I do this as well for bridges, see Nydeggbrücke or Kirchenfeldbrücke


cheeers, h.

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