Why not ask your question on the new OpenStreetMap Community Forum?

I could not find the issue in the data. Everything seems well connected. Can somebody with experince have a look?


asked 19 Mar '22, 20:08

MatzeR's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

Your link failed to display the map. But when I typed in the co-ords routing worked with graphopper but not OSRM I suspect the footpath tag should have foot=allowed or in England foot=designated to indicate it is a legal footpath. I also notice there are some fixmes where the path crosses the stream does it have a bridge or is it a ford? this link will help others find it. https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=51.63194&mlon=10.40762#map=19/51.63194/10.40762 Looking again, the tag is access=forestry would that mean forestry workers only? That may be the problem.

alt text

permanent link

answered 19 Mar '22, 22:31

andy%20mackey's gravatar image

andy mackey
accept rate: 4%

edited 19 Mar '22, 22:50


Yes it looks like access=forestry on the track may be the problem, used on its own it implies all forms of non-forestry access are not allowed (including foot, bicycle, horse). Depending on what is in fact allowed, it might be fixed by making this tag narrower e.g. motor_vehicle=forestry, as suggested at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:access=forestry?uselang=en-GB . You could also add specific modes to override the main access tag, e.g. foot=yes. Ideally based on what is signed on the ground.

(I couldn't get the original link to work either by the way).

(20 Mar '22, 09:35) alan_gr

Thanks alan

(20 Mar '22, 23:05) andy mackey

Thanks Alan & Andy. With foot=allowed routing works as expected.

(21 Mar '22, 07:02) MatzeR

Please note that the correct tag is foot=yes and not foot=allowed.

(21 Mar '22, 07:13) scai ♦

Thanks scai I have used a pre-set option available in Potlatch3 (foot =allowed ) perhaps that pre-set needs updating maybe?.. But I like Potlatch3

(21 Mar '22, 08:43) andy mackey

Checking again. Clicking on foot=allowed does in fact insert foot=yes when viewed in advanced mode so I think we are all ok :-)

(21 Mar '22, 10:16) andy mackey

Not directly related to the original question, but:

I suspect the footpath tag should have foot=allowed or in England foot=designated to indicate it is a legal footpath

is actually a bit confusing, and not just because "allowed" should be "yes" of course.

The "foot" tag on something describes how it is legal to access it by that mode of transport. Somewhat confusingly, "foot=designated" is also used with "highway=path" to indicate that the thing being discussed is actually designed as a footway not any other sort of path.

What I suspect Andy is alluding to here is the "designation=public_footpath" tag, which is used in England and Wales to indicate a special legal status, which also implies foot=yes (but I'd always add a foot=yes tag too, to avoid problems like this one).

(21 Mar '22, 11:21) SomeoneElse ♦
showing 5 of 7 show 2 more comments
Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:


question asked: 19 Mar '22, 20:08

question was seen: 782 times

last updated: 21 Mar '22, 11:22

powered by OSQA