[HOT] note to Project Managers: Highway=road

Ralf Stephan gtrwst9 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 13:41:13 UTC 2017

Accepting highway:road goes contrary to all related threads I read on this

On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 12:02 PM Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:

> 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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