#139 - Ottawa - pathways

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See Instructions.


Created by zzptichka - Updated - Priority: medium

  Instructions

Entities to Map
footway, pathway, cycleway
Changeset Comment
#ottawa-pathways http://tasks.osmcanada.ca/project/139
When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".

  1. (Optional, but helpful) Load GPX layer of all winter maintained sidewalks.

For JOSM click this link. You may need to have some remote settings properly enabled - you'll find troubleshooting support if you Google it.

For iD load this url as custom map data, which will save to your computer, and then you can upload it into the online iD editor through the "custom map data" menu.

  1. (Optional) If you choose to work in JOSM, add and enable the following filter in the Filter window: (-highway:path & -highway:footway & -highway:cycleway)|(seasonal & surface & width). This hides all non-relevant objects leaving only pathways that are not tagged with seasonal, surface, and width tags. Adding these tags is the main goal of this project.

  2. Using Mapillary plugin, satellite imagery and local knowledge determine the condition of the pathways in the task and assign the following tags when possible:

    • width=0.5|1|1.5|2|3|...
    • surface=asphalt|fine_gravel|gravel|ground|concrete|paving_stones|...
    • smoothness=excellent|good|intermediate|bad|horrible - optional
    • lit=yes|no - optional, if you observe light posts along the path
    • seasonal=yes|no - optional, if you know for a fact that the pathway is plowed in the winter then it's seasonal=no. If you know that the path is not usable in winter then it's seasonal=yes.
  3. If you are adding seasonal tags, refer to pink tracks loaded on step 0 as your guide. If your pathway has a pink track running parallel to it then it's supposed to be winter-maintained according to the city. Paths that don't have a pink track may still be maintained by someone else (OC Transpo or a business, for example), so just leave that seasonal field blank. Ctrl+Shift+P will purge these kinds of paths from the data layer so that you won't be distracted by them as you work, but remember to upload any edits before you purge or they will be lost. You can confidently tag any unpaved paths as seasonal.

  4. Once you have tagged all pathways with width, seasonal, and surface in your task, upload the data and go to the next square.

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