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

A square has several footways leaving in different directions. I know the footways and the border of the square should be connected with a common nodes. But should the footway stop at border or should they drawn out on the square? And if so how much? Should all the footway connected together on a common node in the middle of the square?

Any wiki page with an answer to this?

asked 01 Jul '22, 13:14

Msiipola's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

edited 05 Jul '22, 08:07

I don’t think there is world wide consensus on how to map this. In theory a pedestrian router should be able to route across a square but apparently this is not an easy thing for some reason. I am not aware of any pedestrian router that can do that.

So many people add “virtual” footways across or around the square to connect things together. When that is done, it seems that they usually put the footways along the routes that would typically be used by people traversing the square.

permanent link

answered 01 Jul '22, 18:58

n76's gravatar image

accept rate: 17%

Thanks for the answer!

(04 Jul '22, 17:36) Msiipola
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: 01 Jul '22, 13:14

question was seen: 774 times

last updated: 05 Jul '22, 08:07

powered by OSQA