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[mkgmap-dev] routing improvements?

From Marko Mäkelä marko.makela at iki.fi on Wed Nov 16 06:41:42 GMT 2011

Hi Minko,

>I've tested the rules for (motor_)vehicle, seems to work well in 
>Mapsource. It does not work in Basecamp but that is another issue.

Thank you, I will commit it then.

When it comes to the highway=construction or construction=*, I will wait 
for some feedback first.

>The fact that bicycles are also a vehicle is not widely known, so this 
>changed routing will cause some confusion.

I thought that it was common knowledge. It is also mentioned in the 
wiki: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:access

Anyway, I guess that bicyclists need to improvise from time to time.  
Cycleways are not always drawn on the map, or they are just short 
sections that do no good for long journeys. When there is a cycleway 
roughly parallel to a bigger road, you usually need to look ahead in the 
map if it is worth using (unless your legislation and law enforcement 
says that it must be used, no matter what). I have done up to 180km day 
trips by bicycle.


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