[OSM-talk] Advanced highway tagging
nick at hogweed.org
Tue Nov 20 22:25:40 GMT 2007
On Tuesday 20 Nov 2007 20:44, Andy Allan wrote:
> On Nov 20, 2007 8:19 PM, Karl Newman <siliconfiend at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hmm... It seems like most people on the list dislike any kind of
> > > subjective measures of a road's importance.
> Subjective anything, to be honest. Subjectivity leads to disagreements
> that intrinsically cannot be resolved, and we don't yet have tools for
> differences of opinion, revert wars and so on.
Some things like "is this highway tertiary" or "is this highway residential"
have to be determined rather subjectively though, as there is no direct hard
and fast evidence on the ground. Round where I live I tend to answer the
latter question by the height of the lamp posts of all things, as roads which
appear to be used by through traffic almost always have noticeably higher
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