[Tagging] How to tag un-named roundabout?

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Fri Nov 20 18:21:14 GMT 2009

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 1:14 PM, Greg Troxel <gdt at ir.bbn.com> wrote:
> Anthony <osm at inbox.org> writes:
>> Is lint:noname a tag which is already in use?  If not, something like
>> lint:name=nocheck would probably be more easily extensible.
> No, I made it up.  Your idea is much better.
Thanks.  In this case I think recognizing that the way is part of a
roundabout is probably sufficient.  A large portion of roundabouts
don't have names, right?

But I've come across situations where the unnamed road is not a
roundabout, though.  In one of these cases I used
highway=unclassified, because it was just a dirt road that was really
just a shared driveway (it was imported from TIGER because it used to
be a real road).  That stopped the maplint warning.  But in another
case it was just a residential road that connected two other roads,
which according to the county records doesn't have a name, so I think
highway=residential is the right way to tag it.  I'd want to go out
there and make sure there's no sign before adding lint:name=nocheck.
But once I've done that it'd be nice to tag it so that no one else has
go through the same work I've just done.

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