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[mkgmap-dev] highway=path only for pedestrians?

From Marko Mäkelä marko.makela at iki.fi on Fri Mar 21 16:34:27 GMT 2014

Hi Gerd,

>AFAIU the rule
>highway=path {set highway=footway}
>should be removed.

Yes, that sounds correct.

One reason for the current situation could be that you might not want to 
route bicycles to a narrow forest path, especially in the autumn when it 
is muddy, or in the winter when there is lots of snow. It really depends 
on the type of the bicycle and on the weather and road conditions.

Anyway, I guess that mkgmap should not try to be too clever about what 
is reasonable. It should only care what is allowed. It is up to the user 
to decide whether to follow a routing advice.


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