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

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Thu Aug 24 22:25:56 CEST 2017


I just wanted to give you another argument for mapping separate
sidewalks (although navigation software might not like it)

m

On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 10:22 PM, Andreas Bürki <abuerki at anidor.com> wrote:
>
>
> 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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>> m.
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