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I wanted to map a mountainbike race track and can't find the right tags for it. It's not a circular track but starts atop the mountain and ends at the bottom so leisure=track doesn't work as that expects the track to be circular. The same goes for sport=cycling for the time being i've marked it like the following as that seemed most appropriate.

access=no highway=path bicycle=yes oneway=yes

Any ideas?

asked 31 Oct '10, 09:04

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highway=path + leisure=track is probably the best for the physical description.
About the access restriction, It depends if the race track is also open to the public or not. I would suggest something more specific like access=no + bicycle=destination for the first or access=no + bicycle=private for the second.

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answered 03 Nov '10, 14:07

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I do not see that leisure=track expects the track to be circular. It can be a way as well. Also you might want to see the page mountainbike at the wiki as it list a bunch of relevated tags to mountainbiking.

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answered 31 Oct '10, 09:16

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A bike path down a mountain isn't the same thing as leisure=track - that's something more like a velodrome or athletics track.

(31 Oct '10, 09:54) Andy Allan

And how is a velodrome different from a mountainbike track? Both are specially designed tracks for bikes to compete in speed. The only major difference is that velodromes are circular but a mountainbike track has a start and end.

(31 Oct '10, 12:39) Gnonthgol ♦

That's just being daft. If I show you a picture of them, you could tell the difference.

(02 Nov '10, 10:36) Andy Allan

Wiki page about leisure=track doesn't specify circularity about the way. So it can be open. May be some renderer are waiting for closed way, don't tag for renderer. Renderer may be bugged or use some specif way to draw feature. Tag reality as it is.

Btw, are you sure about access=no ?

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answered 31 Oct '10, 09:19

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