b.easton at exemail.com.au
Sun Dec 9 00:19:03 GMT 2007
That was me. I use to live in the mountains about 8 years ago and we still visit friends in Katoomba. Someone else had already done most of the GWH, so I did all the side through roads. Because they are all through roads are used by locals (and in traffic jams) as alternate routes, they are more than just 'highway=residential'.
I am more than happy for you to change any roads I have created to suit your local knowledge.
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On 8/12/2007 at 9:20 PM Myles Watkins wrote:
Actually, now that I think about it, that makes pretty good sense. The area I am living in now is off the Great Western Highway. So the original creator probably came one way UP on the highway, and then on the way BACK took a secondary (though residential) route through my street. (lord knows its popular in a traffic jam).
Your point about waypoints makes sense too. I'll get on it!
On Dec 8, 2007 8:58 PM, Stuart Robinson <brainwad at gmail.com > wrote:
1) Most of the work I will be starting with will be residential roads. But the two areas I'm looking at are where I live now, and where I used to live. Where I live now, the roads around me are marked "Highway: Tertiary", but the ones where I used to live are marked "Highway: Residential". They are both just streets with houses in them, and there are main roads bypassing them. Which should I be using and what is the difference?
tertiary roads are meant to be for those roads through a suburb that are "collector" roads that then go onto genuine secondary/primary/trunk roads that actually go to other suburbs. I often find them pretty useless as its hard to tell when to use them.
2) Waypoints: What do we want at the moment? For example at present the Great Western Highway in NSW is marked, but there aren't many waypoints along it. This makes it pretty easy for me (as a passenger) to pop waypoints in my GPS as we drive along it. Should I be concentrating on Petrol stations at the moment? Are schools important? Churches? What would you like me to look out for?
Petrol Stations and Parking are easy because they're just points. Schools are better represented as an area. Also, there are lots of unmarked traffic lights, recording all those would probably be the most useful use of waypoints...
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