[HOT] note to Project Managers: Highway=road

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Thu Feb 23 11:01:34 UTC 2017

On 2/22/2017 2:42 PM, john whelan wrote:
> "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.

highway=road is designed for when you don't know enough about a road. 
The instructions seem correct. If a routing system ignores it, file a 
bug report with the router.

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