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12017-12-07 21:08:52 UTCJohn-O Thanks for your edit. I see you have added a width to the stream. The default unit for width is meters, and Artle beck is not 30m wide. If you could correct this, that would be great.
22017-12-08 11:34:01 UTCgurglypipe I’ve reverted this in
12017-12-07 21:03:39 UTCJohn-O Thanks for your edit. When you draw new buildings, you probably want to square the corners. Using the iD editor, select the building and then use the button to square the corners
12017-12-07 20:48:17 UTCJohn-O Hi. If you are going to add features to openStreetMap, please tag them correctly.

The wiki has a lot of information about how to tag things such as trees.

12017-12-07 20:46:05 UTCJohn-O Landuse=residential is normally used for entire housing estates or districts within a town/city.


These buildings should be left with building=house
22017-12-08 11:40:03 UTCgurglypipe Reverted as changeset:
12017-12-02 10:25:19 UTCJohn-O I was just wondering why you've removed the car-park. Is it no longer there?
22017-12-02 10:31:22 UTCSDMeer Hi John-O. The tarmac is still there, but it is not currently a car park. The area is fenced off and is being used as a storage space for construction works. It is expected to be reinstated as a car park at some point during 2018. I work for the University of Cumbria and am trying to tidy-up some of...
32017-12-02 11:27:08 UTCJohn-O That all makes sense. Perhaps you could add a landuse=construction area in the meantime until the construction is finished
12017-12-01 10:26:48 UTCJohn-O Did you carry out a survey when making these changes to the map?

Are you sure the buildings are detached houses? From the aerial imagery (and other similar properties in Lancaster) they look like they might be semi-detached.

If the buildings are rectangular, they should be drawn with orthogona...
22017-12-01 10:30:33 UTCCasey_boy Yes, all detached/semi-detached tags are correct. I will look at squaring of the corners.
32017-12-01 10:43:16 UTCJohn-O Where the building contains two houses, it would be good to draw each as a separate rectangle tagged as building=house. Then details such as addr:housenumber can be added to each house
42017-12-01 11:06:59 UTCCasey_boy Ah I see. I had just copied the method of the next street over (Rays Drive) - which uses singular buildings and tags for semi-detached houses.
12017-11-03 10:10:38 UTCgurglypipe I think these need to be changed to building=house to be consistent with the rest of Lancaster. I’ve always been considering building=semi as only suitable for the outline of the entire building (before it’s split in two). is not ve...
22017-11-03 20:02:42 UTCJohn-O Good spot, - I'd agree with this on a consistency basis and what you say about the outline. Anyone should be able to see that most of these are two house numbers in one building = semi-detatched house
32017-11-03 20:05:51 UTCJohn-O Resolved in
12017-09-27 16:58:52 UTCJohn-O Why `path` as opposed to `footway` ?
From memory there are three cairns in at least one of the locations. They are more like carefully constructed rock pillar than a pile of stones
22017-09-28 00:43:37 UTCgurglypipe See; it’s not urban. Feel free to improve the cairn mapping; I was just fixing the tagging.
32017-09-28 11:43:27 UTCACS1986 Hi,
I agree with John on this.
The fact that a Wiki editor thinks that you should use highway=footway for urban paths doesn't mean that highway=path has to be used for non-urban paths. Choice between 'Classic' (highway=footway/bridleway/cycleway) and 'Alternative' (highway=path) tagging methods ha...
42017-09-29 13:27:49 UTCgurglypipe Ah, this is more complex than I thought. I was just going off the descriptions of highway={footway,path} in iD. I have not verified the path’s access restrictions in person, although given the area they’re probably going to be the same as the shooting track since it’s all moorland ...
52017-09-30 14:09:45 UTCACS1986 Thanks, and you're welcome. Unfortunately there is inconsistency in how these tags are used between countries. It is common in some places (particularly Germany) to use 'footway' for urban paths and 'path' for rural ones and that's probably some of the views in the Wiki and the ID descriptions arise...
62017-10-02 09:20:55 UTCSomeoneElse Just to chime in here, +1 to Adam and John above.
The mailing lists have lots of detail on how highway=path came about when highway=footway etc. already existed, and certainly highway=path is widely used in e.g. Germany for what we would call "a footpath"
If something "looks like so...
72017-10-02 09:27:35 UTCgurglypipe Thanks. Although the fact that the UK seems to rely on all contributors having read the mailing list archive (or asking repeat questions on the mailing list) is somewhat frustrating. That’s really the point of having a wiki.
82017-10-02 09:43:47 UTCSomeoneElse One problem with the wiki (or any wiki) is that it's difficult for it to get across the key points of where there are conflicting views. The "classic vs alternate" table is one of the better examples of doing that, where Harry Wood (I think) spent a lot of time putting it all together.
12017-09-27 10:02:31 UTCgurglypipe I think you might need to route the sidewalk into the crossing island with a footway=crossing (
22017-09-27 16:44:28 UTCJohn-O Changed in Does that seem ok. The other side of the road, the pavement is immediately adjacent to the road
32017-09-27 16:52:21 UTCgurglypipe I think that’s right, yes.
12017-09-24 16:48:56 UTCJohn-O Hi Don,
Thanks for your edit. I see that you have edited the footpath that joins on to Sunnyside Lane.

I don't know if this is still the case, but there used to be a fence between the road and the parallel footpath. I feel the way the path was drawn previously may represent better the layout on...
12017-09-22 10:18:36 UTCgurglypipe I don’t think addr:interpolation is valid to use on areas — it needs to be used on a line.

Are those building on Holden Way actually houses, or are they apartments?
22017-09-24 16:30:40 UTCJohn-O That would make sense because an area doesn't have a direction specified in the same way a line does.

They each have a front-door entrance at ground level so they are probably houses. Unlike a row of terraced houses, it isn't clear exactly how the properties are divided within the building.

32017-09-25 09:43:05 UTCgurglypipe You could maybe use entrance= on the doorways, and addr:flats=1;3;5 (for example) on the entrance node for those numbers, and addr:flats=7;9 for another entrance node. If the number of front doors doesn’t match the number of addresses for the building, it’s almost certainly a set of flat...
12017-09-20 10:23:44 UTCgurglypipe This should probably be building=church rather than building=yes, I think?
22017-09-20 17:19:15 UTCJohn-O Having read that page, I think so too. In iD, I just drew a polygon, and then searched for `church`. It appears it should also have an amenity=place_of_worship tag too. Fixed in
12017-09-13 20:27:53 UTCJohn-O Hello. Thank you for your edit. Are you sure this is the correct location for Europcar Car Hire?

There is already a `Europcar` marked on the map (see which has been there for over 1 year.
22017-09-13 23:52:48 UTCOnestone2birds Sorry, probably I was wrong. How do I remove it?
32017-09-14 07:12:04 UTCJohn-O Thanks for the prompt reply.

Go to, and click the edit button at the top of the screen.

In the editor, right click the node, and a dustbin should appear, which will allow you to delete it.
12017-09-03 21:13:55 UTCJohn-O The mountain rescue box is NOT a shop. It is a supply of equipment used by mountain rescue teams in an emergency. A member of the public cannot buy equipment here.

The mountain rescue box has already been added to the map:
22017-09-08 13:25:42 UTCJohn-O Removed in
12017-09-03 20:20:44 UTCJohn-O Thanks for your edit. Any idea what has happened to the service-road, which now appears beneath the motorway slip road?
12017-02-03 10:13:03 UTCkreuzschnabel Thanks for mapping the footpath on Wild Boar Fell! I tried my best to continue it according to Bing, maybe you can have a look if I got it right? Have you been up there and taken a GPS track maybe?

22017-02-03 10:32:10 UTCJohn-O I'm aware it's good to try to join ways onto the rest of the map. I'd only added the bit I walked along when I was there recently. I'd say that the line of a path seen on the satelitte imagery is probably correct - and therefore what you have drawn is probably correct. Unfortunately I don't have a G...
32017-02-03 11:24:34 UTCkreuzschnabel I am planning to walk a bit around the western parts of the Dales on my summer holiday so I was hoping for a path on WBF and found you added one just a few days ago :-) May I ask which way you got up there, if the path you mapped is the only bit you’ve been walking along?
42017-02-03 13:59:32 UTCGinaroZ Not sure if you've seen it before, but Strava has heatmap data which might help you identify and draw paths:,,,
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