[OSM-talk] talk Digest, Vol 70, Issue 76
edodd at billiau.net
Tue Jun 29 08:11:29 BST 2010
On Tue, 29 Jun 2010, Mike Harris wrote:
> However, I would not use 'unclassified' for the above reason nor
> 'residential' if there were no houses and it was rural rather than
> urban. I would normally go for track - but add sufficient further tags
> (tracktype= and/or surface=) to make the physical condition clearer.
> This also helps with the rendering - although we don't map fr the
> renderer do we ;-) ;-) ....
Track has a definite meaning in Au.
It may not be in the dictionary, but it defines a road which is driven with
care because of its surface, camber, corrugations, clearance.
Think of the term "goat-track", make two of them parallel and you have some
idea of what is meant by 'track'.
Unclassified is not a specific road term in Au, so is used in its natural
The road described (which I recall was in the USA) is a formed road, which can
be driven easily by one with appropriate experience, so if it was in Au it
would be "unclassified".
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