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Usually, long paths walking routes are described in booklets, in numbered steps. Example for GR57:

  • 01 - Barchon
  • 02 - La Xhavée - 1.9Km
  • 03 - Croisement du GR412 - 2.6Km
  • ...

I guess we could

  1. treat these as nodes,
  2. add them to the route,
  3. add role as waypoint,
  4. add keys to the nodes such as waypoint:ref=number, waypoint:name=label, waypoint:distance=n.nKm

What do you think?

asked 01 Apr '12, 09:05

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edited 14 Aug '12, 09:19

there's a not entirely dissimilar question here. Basically: if the waypoint is marked on the ground somehow? Tag that as appropriate (which is the typical approach), and they can then be put in the relation.

I'm wary that such description are liable to be revised, though, and such waypoints may not be genuine formal features of the paths themselves (i.e. used for their legal definition), but merely used for orientation or outside reference. In the latter case, they shouldn't be tagged IMO.

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answered 03 Apr '12, 19:47

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