Fortunately, the black forest was open today, so I could continue mapping it. I collected a lot of paths and tracks between the parking
"Bosensteiner Eck" and the Schliffkopf, trying out my brand new Hanwag boots.
Parts of the material collected today is part of the famous Westweg. I just added a so called “relation” for it to the database. Besides nodes (points with lat lon coords) and ways (polygons refering to at least two nodes each) relations are the third and last datatype OSM offers. More or less, relations are “location-less” data objects which just glue together some other objects (yes, of course a relation can contain other relations, allowing for tree structures). In this case, the relation is of
route, contains the
Westweg and all way snippets which form the Westweg as members. Most renderers are not capable of coping with relations yet, but this will change.