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I am interested in extracting all of the bycle routes from witihn certain coordinates. I found that it could be done like thus:


meaning I extracted all of the ways with the tag "bicycle", within a range of coordinates.

However, I've read in the OSM wiki that bike routes are represented as relations of the type "route". Upon checking the XML database of OSM, I found ways, tagged as "bicycle", that don't even exist in any relations.

What is the right way to find bike-routes? using ways or using relations?

asked 29 Aug '13, 13:44

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closed 29 Aug '13, 13:46

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The question has been closed for the following reason "Duplicate of https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/25927/difference-between-a-way-and-a-relation-route" by Vclaw 29 Aug '13, 13:46

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