[OSM-talk] Road Widths, Stubs and Priority/Giveway
ben_robbins_ at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 11 12:45:12 GMT 2007
>Now, why I'm not fond of highwaytype :
It was just a default. I'm not suggesting it, I'm suggesting thinking of
something else. Just ignore it, and suggest better.
Well it is for roads that have lanes, but I'm talking about tagging roads
that specifically have a lack of lanes, and are just a strip of tarmack with
varying widths. So in that sence its unfitting, and not very
This would be fine, if there is a few standardised tags, as well as having
the freedom to add additonal ones if a person wants. I think there is only
really a need for the 4 types I previously >stated, as other types would not
make jounrey times any different.
The problem with carwidth, is that the 3rd and 4th type of road I spoke of
are the same width of tarmack, but have less width when the grass in
included, so passing is very much harder.
>k = ???? (don't know the English word for "drive past each other")
>v = normal(default) | caution(?) | difficult | impossible
That is quite a good suggestion. My only concern is if a person did want to
add additional road widths as x meters/feet. I personally think thats
unnessesery, but someone may want to. But yeah, this seems like a good
If there is some agreement with this then I'll propose this.
>short range vehicle position transmitter so that the GPS system knows where
>the other cars are and tells one of you to stop at a passing point when the
>next stretch is blocked :)
I had similar ideas when tackaling the tiny roads in pembrokshire. The
Governement fitting electronic systems sounds like a very expensive way to
go. Just widening the road would be cheaper. Most councils in more
developed areas such as norfolk just go nuts on signposting all the passing
places. This is completly pointless cause usually if you can see the sign,
you can already see the passing place! I usually find the biggest concern
is getting stuck behind something like a horse, or many horses. This is
inposible to map, except if a road is frequently used by horseriders, and on
average the road is a poor choice to take.
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