[HOT] Trunks in Highway Tag Africa
raabee at gmx.de
Wed Jan 27 19:11:43 UTC 2021
So the East African tagging guidelines are matching Tanzania's Ministry
of Transport designations but not Kenya's official designation. That's
Am 27.01.21 um 18:37 schrieb Vao Matua:
> Are there some specific locations where you feel the highway tagging
> is not correct?
> In Tanzania over the last 4 years there has been a great deal of work
> to get the transportation network to an appropriate tagging scheme
> including trunk roads to match the Tanzania Ministry of Transport
> Hopefully this effort won't be used to reverse the progress made in
> east Africa.
> On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 5:58 AM Fernando Trebien
> <fernando.trebien at gmail.com <mailto:fernando.trebien at gmail.com>> wrote:
> The current definition of highway=trunk for Africa  and East Africa
>  appears to reflect mapping practices in some highly developed
> countries that are not common in most developing countries. The two
> points that I find very restrictive:
> 1. Restricted to motorised vehicles: not mandatory even in many
> developed countries 
> 2. Motorway-like layout with multiple lanes: does this include single
> carriageways with 2 lanes, 1 lane per direction?
> In the English wiki, the definition of highway=trunk is less
> restrictive, and so are many of its translations. In addition, many
> highways mapped as highway=trunk in Africa (and East Africa) do not
> meet these requirements and apparently did not at the time  of the
> Sometimes trunk roads may not even be paved. Examples include the
> A-360  and P-504  routes in the Russian Far East and the
> Trans-Amazonian Highway (BR-230)  in the North Region of Brazil.
> Iceland's Ring Road  was also unpaved until recently in some parts.
> So, I would like to propose changing the definition in  to
> something like what the English wiki says: "The most important roads
> in a country's system that are not motorways." Possibly adding that
> these are generally the main routes between very large cities. What do
> you think?
>  https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Highway_Tag_Africa
>  https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=58.53671&mlon=125.38264
>  https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=64.57219&mlon=142.27424
>  https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=-3.68545&mlon=-53.56702
>  https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=64.78732&mlon=-14.44138
> Fernando Trebien
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