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[mkgmap-dev] routing and cycleway=track

From Mark Burton markb at ordern.com on Fri Jul 24 09:24:18 BST 2009

Hi Sven,

> quite a lot of cycleways around here alongside major roads
> (primary,secondary,trunk) are tagged as cycleway=track. In this case the
> Garmin device does not use this ways if "Avoid Highways" is enabled in
> routing option. The result is a very strange routing in these places.
> Would it be possible to generate fake cycleways in this cases simular to
> what --make-opposite-cycleways is doing?

Should be easy, I will look at that.

> As I'm already asking for cycle routing here. Is it known to the developers
> of mkgmap what the option "Avoid unpaved roads" is actually doing?
> Looks like this option does not have any effect with current mkgmap
> generated maps. Is this just a limitation to certain types of roads or is
> this an additional per way flag which could be mapped in a way that routing
> does actually avoid tracks of tracktype >grade1?

At this time, we don't know how to tell the Garmin that a road is
unpaved. I have experimented by setting various bits in the per-road
data but none, so far, have had the desired effect. It would be great
to get that working.



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