[HOT] note to Project Managers: Highway=road

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Wed Feb 22 23:47:01 UTC 2017

See comments that I made today for the Matthew disaster response.https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/hot/2017-February/013021.html

This applies also to road tagging. Instructions in the tasking manager are only one step to complete the global task of mapping for an area.
 We need a collectiv approach, a systematic revision of road tagging. Organisers of mapathonns, and later Project managers, should monitor road addition and assure that the tagging is corrected appropriately by experienced mappers.
 As John just said, it is important to classify appropriately for the various Navigation Applications to find the appropriate roads to connect between two points.  

      De : john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com>
 À : yo paseopor <yopaseopor at gmail.com> 
Cc : "hot at openstreetmap.org" <hot at openstreetmap.org>
 Envoyé le : mercredi 22 février 2017 18h01
 Objet : Re: [HOT] note to Project Managers: Highway=road
But how many tiles get validated and how many validators check for highway=road every time?

I'm not sure I do.

Cheerio John

On 22 February 2017 at 17:51, yo paseopor <yopaseopor at gmail.com> wrote:

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)yopaseopor

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?


Cheerio John

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