[HOT] Fwd: Question on Task #1043 roads

Steve Bower sbower at gmavt.net
Thu May 14 14:16:11 UTC 2015


Agreed : the project instructions & wiki could use some clarification for
consistency. I can help with that if there's agreement on the tagging
scheme.

The Nepal/Roads Wiki section on "tagging rural vehicular highways" states,
"In practice highway=unclassified is usually the best choice", and
"Sometimes highway=track is used, but in Nepal's classification scheme, it
is typically used for agricultural roads."
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nepal/Roads#Tagging_rural_vehicular_highways

That differs from project instructions (for several relevant Nepal
projects), which don't mention 'unclassified' and say to use 'track'.

I had been tagging many dirt roads as highway=track, consistent with
instructions and other tiles I had viewed, but now I'm seeing more tiles
using highway=unclassified for such roadways.

Steve

On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 7:32 AM, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:

> >Let's avoid to map highway = road since the routing software wont use
> this information.
>
> Sounds like there is quite a bit of  clean up to do on the highways many
> are tagged road.
>
> Cheerio John
>
> On 14 May 2015 at 06:33, Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr> wrote:
>
>> Let's avoid to map highway = road since the routing software wont use
>> this information.
>>
>> If  road connect villages, indicate minimally highway=tertiary. If
>> unpaved, add the tag surface=unpaved.
>>
>>
>> Pierre
>>
>>   ------------------------------
>>  *De :* amrit karmacharya <amrit.im at gmail.com>
>> *À :* Megha Shrestha <meghashrestha2 at gmail.com>
>> *Cc :* hot <hot at openstreetmap.org>
>> *Envoyé le :* Jeudi 14 mai 2015 4h50
>> *Objet :* Re: [HOT] Fwd: Question on Task #1043 roads
>>
>> The appropriate one is highway = road, until it has been verified. If
>> they are roughly two lane and long, then use highway = tertiary.
>>
>> On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 9:29 AM, Megha Shrestha <meghashrestha2 at gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> You can tag the unpaved, but maintained roads between small villages as
>> highway = tertiary. You can see the description in
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nepal/Roads
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Megha
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> He, all,
>>
>>         I read the instructions for tagging roads on Task
>>
>> #1043.
>>
>>         However, there is no tag for roads that fall between
>> highway=secondary
>> and highway=track. What about the unpaved, but maintained roads between
>> small
>> villages? These are roads that we might tag highway=unclassified in the
>> U.S.
>> These roads often are (barely) two lanes. They're definitely larger than
>> a typical
>> track.
>>         Do we tag those highway=secondary also?
>>
>> Charlotte
>>
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