Following the tragic events of this week, a lot of people are looking for ways to provide help in any way possible.
I was thinking about mapping the area of the disaster - what survived the fires and what didn’t, where are the new boundaries of the forest, where will young trees be planted, etc. All mapping is planned to commence once the fire department’s work is done.
It would be nice to have a snapshot of what we had before the fire.
I’m not sure all the tracks and paths will survive this fire.
These would need to be deleted when they become irrelevant, and new ones created when they’re built.
Apparently, the ITC is changing the recommended route of Shvil Israel. See here, last bullet, here’s the map.
Any suggestions on how to set up this alternative route? Perhaps just an additional relation “Shvil Israel: Carmel Bypass”?
In any case, I have created the relation for the INT bypass based on the YNET article, which contains the verbal description of the route, using the above mentioned map image for reference (as I said, there was no copyright notice present and therefore there was no way to tell whether the image was copyrighted). Other than that, I have used only the data allowed data (i.e. aerial imagery, existing tracks and GPS traces) in order to create the relation. If you claim that this is still a violation, please tell us.
There are currently several paths in the Carmel area that are still marked with access=no, and note=* referring to the ITC bypass suggestion (see https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/D0s for example).
After a recent walk in the area (and a previous one in 2017), it seems to me that all forest and path restoration work is finished. I have not personally walked all of the above ways, but for example https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/314862722 is definitely open.