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Suggestion for treatment of highway=path.

Friday 13 January
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I understand that highway=path is assumed to be unpaved if located outside of urban areas.  I've noticed that this can misinterpret the use of highway=path as a 'universal tag' (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dpath#Usage_as_a_Universal_Tag) where the surface is not specified.  In my experience if highway=path is combined with segregated=* then the path is usually a paved cycle (and pedestrian) facility.  This is the tagging format used by the JOSM preset for shared facilities.  

I hope it may be possible to include such a distinction.  In any case, I will keep adding missing surface information where I find it as it is obviously the best solution!

Comments

Fri 13 Jan, 13:55

Interesting observation – hadn't thought of that, thank you. I’ll dig a bit into the usage and see what that correlates to in the real world!