[HOT] Road classification system in Nepal

Arun Ganesh arun.planemad at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 09:49:26 UTC 2015

There seems to be inconsistencies in how the roads are classified, with
many National Highways being marked as trunk, primary, secondary, tertiary
and even unclassified.

Based on http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nepal/Roads#Road_Classification
and my own experience with roads in India, the tagging should probably be
more like this:

Trunk National Highway (ref=H##): trunk
Feeder Roads (ref=F##): primary
District Roads (ref=D##): secondary

used with appropriate surface=* tag

Can someone from the ground make any recommendations based on practical
use? There does not seem to be any comprehensive documentation of how the
existing tagging scheme came about and it looks quite messy.

The forum has some discussion about this with no clear consensus:

 Arun Ganesh
(planemad) <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Planemad>
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