[HOT] Subject: Re: how newer mappers can help a lot with the validation process

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 13:18:31 UTC 2016

My understanding of the thinking behind the African wiki was that it is not
possible to say what the importance of a highway from the width of the
highway in Africa so from an image we don't stand much chance of being too

I think the most we can hope for is to map the highways and expect the
locals some time to reclassify them.

In general when validating I may up an unclassified to a tertiary if it
connects many settlements and other highways and I may up a path to an
unclassified if it looks wide enough but otherwise I feel I'm out of my
area of expertise which is probably identifying zebar crossings on paths in
the middle of nowhere and deleting the tag.

Does that help?

Thanks John

On 15 February 2016 at 06:54, Andrew Patterson <andrewvhp at gmail.com> wrote:

> John
> For a task devoted to buildings ony, I would agree with you, but I think
> that highways are more of an issue.  In mapping I have been conscious of
> picking up on a high way coming into my task area which has been tagged at
> a level with which I disagree - or which doesn't seem to match with the
> feature running across my task area.  Is the validation of a highways
> network done as a separate exercise?  I would not feel competent to deal
> with that at the moment,
> Andrew
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