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AFAIK we cannot map fence using the same way of a highway, this will cause routing problem. So this is why I would like to ask how you will map that kind of fence? alt text

This is to preserve a natural space and avoid trampling.

asked 02 Jan '21, 18:20

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I have mapped this type of thing using three ways: One for the fence on the left, one for the trail/track/footway, and another for the fence on the right.

It does not render well and getting things all lined up with GPX data and aerial imagery can be a pain. But it is all the better I know how to do.

I suppose one could get a discussion going on the tagging email list about using a modifier tag on the traveled way, somewhat like the sidewalk=no|left|right|both tag that can be added to roads. But at present I know of no widely used, documented or discussed way to do this other than drawing the three different ways.

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answered 02 Jan '21, 20:07

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I have been using potlatch2 for several years, which has a parallel line tool which makes this easy. There is now potlatch 3 download to install this editor which also has this same tool. I'm sure JOSM has a similar tool also. Picture shows the Potlatch3 toolbox and the parallel tool.

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answered 02 Jan '21, 21:51

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edited 02 Jan '21, 22:09

Note Versions of Potlatch before the new Potlatch3 needed Flash installed to run, Flash will not be supported from now on so has security issues.

(02 Jan '21, 22:05) andy mackey
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