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Attirbutes or separate ways, what is preferred?

Posted by jutezak on 14 January 2012 in English (English)

The 'insulindeweg' http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=52.361195&lon=4.934189&zoom=18&layers=M is similar on the left and right parts. But on the left, the cycleways have been drawn separately, while on the right, they are mapped with 'cycleway=track' and similar attributes.

Easier to edit, but not so good with relations, turn restrictions etc.

Is there a preferred way to do this, depending on situation?

Location: Indische Buurt, Amsterdam, Stadsdeel Oost, Amsterdam, Stadsregio Amsterdam, North Holland, Kingdom of the Netherlands, 1094NJ, The Netherlands

Comment from Pieren on 17 January 2012 at 12:50

It is not depending on situations. The best is to draw a separate line (see http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bicycle) but some people do not know the exact position of the track (e.g. when surveying from a car). If you have a better source (GPS on the cycle track or aerial imagery), then you would be better tracing it as a separate line (as you can notice, it is more clear and easier to tag)

Pieren

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