There is a hiking trail (highway=path) in Ontario (way=801771876) that is mostly through woods but has a short section that is on a road. You walk in the woods, come on to the road, walk a little ways, then step off back into the path in the woods.

What is the proper way to handle this? When I first mapped it I just sort of put the path on top of the road. Should I have two new junctions, where the path meets the road, and mark that overlapping section to be both a road and path?

asked 17 Aug, 18:33

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Sign posted routes are mapped as route relations. Sounds complicated but a relation is just an ordered list of other OSM elements.

So the proper way to do this is to map infrastructure only once, then add the bits to the route relation and add the necessary tags to that (in this case probably just a name).

More information see https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relation:route#Walking_routes_.28also_hiking_and_pilgrimage.29

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answered 17 Aug, 18:50

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