Render name and ref of track, cycleway, footway, path

Sonny shared this idea 29 days ago
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Please render names and ref-numbers of track, cycleway, footway, path in Web Planner. Even for ways which are not part of a route-relation in OSM. They are important infos for planing tours

Examples:

https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/87676413

https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79616222

https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/29365127

https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/80533767

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Hi, can you please share more details about your use-case? Why do you need walk path osm ref-numbers for planning tours?

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Because alpine hiking routes in countries like Austria, Germany, Switzerland etc. usually are defined by a ref-number which is referenced on signposts, infoboards, books, websites and hiking maps. Most of these alpine routes just consists of a ref-number and dont have an additional name.

And since not all of these alpine routes are mapped as an OSM-relation, right now we can not find hiking route "123" on your planner. The same ist true for name-only ways and ways which share both: name and ref but not being definied as an OSM route.

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I see, thanks for clarification. This is more related to our search capability which we are planning to look on soon. So we will put this to the considerations.

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Thanks, but I'm not sure if it's just some feature only for "the search" if I understood you correct.

At least as helpful would be to see numbers and names within the map. One thing is to search for a specific route. But the other use-case is to get this numbers/names by looking at the map and planning a tour by following these routes numbers.

A nice example is the "outdoors" style from Mapbox collegues for path https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/80533767 where ref+name is rendered

08839733503c81e7cd95f1cdafcb6809

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Will discuss our possibilities on this with the team.

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@Sonny: have you had a look at the contour lines, comparing MapBox, LoMaps and OAM?

The difference are significant between all three ...

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@Michael Bechtold: Yes I know that the contour lines of most of online maps are far from ideal since they are all SRTM-based or even worse. If somebody relies on decent contour lines in alpine regions he should use OAM.

But that's not part of this topic ;-)

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