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

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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.

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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 openstreetmap.org, 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.

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