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[mkgmap-dev] [PATCH v1] grok unpavedness

From Steve Hosgood steve at tallyho.bc.nu on Wed Dec 9 11:48:36 GMT 2009

Mark Burton wrote:
>> The trouble with the "mkgmap:unpaved=???" approach is that it duplicates 
>> existing functionality in OSM. We should strive to get the existing 
>> functionality better specified if it doesn't already do the job for us. 
>> Otherwise, mapping effort will be spent on adding a set of tags to OSM 
>> which only benefit the Garmin routable maps project. What about the 
>> TomTom people? Or the AndNav2 users? They'll want to know about 
>> routeable or unrouteable unpaved roads too.
> The whole point of using a mkgmap: prefix is that it does not force a
> particular OSM tag to be used for a garmin gps specific purpose.
But this isn't Garmin-specific. It's the choice of whether a way should 
be considered "routeable" or not. That's useful info for all the 
autoroute programs and GPS navigators.


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