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Osmand includes winter road (piste:type tag) #2310

bagage opened this issue Mar 6, 2016 · 1 comment


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commented Mar 6, 2016

When I tried to go from 45.1305, 5.4343 to 45.1434, 5.4798, OsmAnd told me to take several Nordic ski pistes while according to the wiki:

The piste:type tag can be used on any existing or new way. Specifically it is very useful for marking a piste that uses an existing way, like for example a track. This is very useful (e.g. in the Apls) where forestry tracks can be used in Winter for hiking, sledding, skitouring and nordic skiing.


Expected route is actually quite longer.

It looks to me there is no easy way to know if a road / track is usable by car during winter, because it depends if it already has snowed or not. I guess that user has to tell OsmAnd if these routes are open or not. At least, should OsmAnd warn the user Warning: this route may be closed depending on snow conditions.?

I am using Osmand Android version, downloaded from Fdroid. With OsmAnd's in app offline-routing (car profile), but the behavior can be replicated with, both with OSRM and Mapzen


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commented Mar 15, 2016

After investigation it is not clear why piste tag should impact the routing. Probably access=destination or something more specific should be used which would change the routing. Also access time restrictions would be better or access = 4 wheel drive.

@vshcherb vshcherb closed this Mar 15, 2016

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