Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#380 closed defect (worksforme)

unsurfaced and unclassified highways should be visibly differentiated on map

Reported by: jburgess@… Owned by: steve@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: mapnik Version:
Keywords: Cc:


There is a track near me which is often used as a cycle route although it is actually the route of a dismantled railway and is mostly loose earth or gravel. Currently I have tagged this with:

  • highway=unsurfaced
  • cycle=yes
  • foot=yes
  • horse=no
  • railway=abandoned
  • name=The Nickey Line
  • id=2734892

This combination of tags used to cause the track to get a distinctive colouring. Now at high zooms it looks like any of the nearby unclassified roads (plain white with black casing). Since it isn't a properly surfaced cycleway I don't want to tag as a proper cycleway, but I feel the track should appear distinctive on the map.

Feel free to suggest a different tagging if you feel appropriate.

The track in question is named 'The Nickey Line' at The current mapnik layer shows the old rendering with yellow dashed line, but the latest osm.xml has rules for highway=unsurfaced making it look like highway=unclassified.

Other web references describing this route and including a photo or two are at

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by Thomas Wood

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Now appears to have been fixed - dashed casing.

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