[HOT] note to Project Managers: Highway=road

yo paseopor yopaseopor at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 22:51:53 UTC 2017

Some projects of HOT should re-define their instructions. Also I think it
would be interesting a specific HOT taggin' in some parts of a mapathon or
similar (for example in phase one  , when you have 50 unexperienced mappers
making roads with bad imagery, it would useful a specific tagging
highway=road or something like that). Then validators can specifiy the
category of that road knowing the country and their possibilities with
normal OSM tagging.
And a "special simplified version" of ID with only the two, three buttons
you have to touch to take the keys and the values of this project would be
useful too.

Salut i mapatons (Health and Mapathons)

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:42 PM, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Currently there are HOT projects that include in the instructions the
> words
> "If you are unsure of what tag to assign to a road, use the provisional
> highway=road tag."
> Yes but many routing systems ignore this these.  When we mapped with GPS
> traces we used highway=road because you didn't know if it was a motorway or
> a footway with steps and that's why many routing systems ignore them and
> JOSM validation flags them.
> I would suggest if in doubt use highway=unclassified for instructions.
> Does anyone else have any thoughts on this?
> Thanks
> Cheerio John
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