The goal is to bring together existing and new OSM contributors to make better maps available for the offroad community through supported mobile and Garmin applications. All up-to-date details are in the link above.
Status: In Use. If you have any feedback, concerns, or change requests, please post a reply below.
Re: highway=path includes implicitly all non-motorized vehicles
In Thailand nearly all paths are used by motorcycles. I would have rather all two wheeled vehicles included with no need to tag paths as motorcycle=yes.
It would be good to include hiking trails in highway=footway. In the OSM-wiki footway examples are only in urban areas
Definitely, I will take care of updating the wiki and mentioned this in the forum.
Ideally yes, the problem is many hiking trails (at least in Chiang Mai) have been tagged as “path” instead of “footway”, probably because of the confusing wiki definitions. The plan is to review these paths and potentially change them to “footway”. The extra motorcycle tag is a way to mark them as reviewed (besides allowing future potential routing). Other mappers already use this approach when doing ground surveys.
I am aware that most of the paths/trails in Chiang Dao have been correctly tagged. I will share soon some links to review the data and I could help with automatically adding the missing tags. e.g. surface=unpaved is missing a lot in Chiang Dao and many outdoor applications render footways as paved when no surface is specified.
Long ago, on the rim of Batur caldera on Bali, I had my Garmin calculate the route to a hotel. It took a strange route: via the top of Batur volcano, because the hiking paths on the volcano were already mapped, with a path tag, to which I added a bicycle=yes during the map creation process…