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Why does OSM default render highway=path as a cycleway?

Posted by wilda69 on 9 July 2018 in English (English)

I have noticed that as soon as highway=path is tagged together with bicycle=designated and foot=designated it turns the highway into a cycleway. Must be a programmer’s dubious preference!


Posted by wilda69 on 6 May 2012 in English (English)

Completing the “ref” statement in a relation is important when displaying a route (hiking/cycle/bus) on a GPS [as defined by “highway-symbol:” in the lines subfile]. There appears to be a 9 character limit to what can be displayed within a symbol. For this reason, I try to define a “ref” statement by not more than 3 characters, allowing for at least three different route refs to be displayed at the same time should a node have more than 1 relation.

Mapping walks using osmc:symbol

Posted by wilda69 on 16 December 2011 in English (English)

Have been plotting many of our national walks in the South of Luxembourg (Sentier des Mineurs, Sentier du Sud) and the international ones (GR5 & GR570).

These walks become visible on .

From experience, most of the walks are passable, although near Hellange the official tracks have become lost due local construction.