[HOT] paths, tracks and unclassified in West Africa

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 11 15:47:06 UTC 2015

So you're saying something to a single hut is unclassified?

Thanks John

On 11 July 2015 at 11:17, Ralf Stephan <gtrwst9 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I would say the instructions to the task are the applicable authority.
> They advise to "tag roads according the Highway Tag Africa wiki page
> <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Highway_Tag_Africa>"
> There one can read:
>     The *Highway* tag reflects the Economic and social dimension of the
> road.
>     Tag:  The small roads going outside the residential areas, mainly for *agricultural
> and forestry* purposes. In general these roads do not have connecting
> function with other roads.
> (I hope the applied emphasis is not lost with yxour mail program)
> I can imagine this goes against the core with English speakers who
> just know what a track is but I fear the word is used differently here.
> Best,
> On Sat, Jul 11, 2015 at 3:18 PM john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Unfortunately we seem to be into opinions and I hear different things
>> from different people.
>> Could we either come to an consensus or have an authority please.
>> My own opinion is if its to a small group of huts its probably a track,
>> if its to narrow for a 4X4 and winds its a path, and if I can see two wheel
>> tracks then its a track unless its between two settlements of reasonable
>> size then its unclassified.  Basically a track to me is something I
>> wouldn't wish to take a car down.
>> Thanks John
>> On 11 July 2015 at 08:40, Ralf Stephan <gtrwst9 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> In my opinion it's defined by exclusion: everything that ends in
>>> nature/crops
>>> is a track. Everything else is just unclassified (!) except it fits
>>> another definition.
>>> Regards,
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