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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
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The key network:type=* can to used to specify the type of network, especially when the key network=* is used for other purposes. The key is used in particular in the tag network:type=node_network.

This tag network:type=node_network is used on recreational route relations, node network relations and junction nodes to indicate they are part of a node network. A node network is a recreational route network consisting of numbered junctions connected by node-to-node routes. Node networks for cycling and hiking are common in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. In some other countries they are emerging. Node networks for horse riding, paddling (canoe) are being developed.

In the case of node networks the key network=* is used to describe the scale and mode of transport, e.g. network=rcn describes a regional cycling network. Therefore network:type=* should be used to distinguish these networks from other routes


Key Value Element Comment Photo
network:type node_network noderelation A network consisting of numbered junction nodes connected by node-to-node routes.

Other values for the key network:type may be added when other recreational network systems arise.

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