[OSM-talk] Difference Residential and unclassified Highways
alilakrakbi at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 18:39:03 GMT 2006
So if understood well calling a street residential or unclassified is
just a personal opinion of the person who is making the map and there
is not a standard on it. This is still confusing to me, and I guess
also to the person who is making a navigation algorithm.
Personally I see all streets as residential in urban areas, because
there must be some one living there, I am calling them unclassified, I
will continue: for me unclassified is the same as residential.
And regarding the navigation system I think it is more import that it
uses the "lane" tag. which gives the total lanes count in a single way
compared to using residential or unclassified tag.
Correct me if I am wrong.
On 11/29/06, Robert (Jamie) Munro <rjmunro at arjam.net> wrote:
> Simon Hewison wrote:
> > Ali Lakrakbi wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> What is the difference between Residential and unclassified Highways,
> >> because right now I am putting a tag unclassified to all small
> >> streets.
> > highway=residential was originally put forward as a way to aid routing
> > algorithms in avoiding sending you down a residential street (unless it was
> > actively trying to reach a residential destination).
> If we are going to have highway=residential, should we have
> highway=industrial for small roads through industrial areas or
> highway=commercial for small roads with shops or offices e.g. at the
> center of a town.
> IMHO, All 4 should be rendered the same on the normal slippy map (for
> the time being at least), but the information may be useful to custom
> map makers, navigation systems and displaying search results.
> Robert (Jamie) Munro
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