[Tagging] RFC: highway=tidal_road

Gary Gallagher g.null.device at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 01:26:06 GMT 2011

Good suggestion. How about provisional instead of special?
On Nov 25, 2011 12:17 PM, "Stephen Hope" <slhope at gmail.com> wrote:

> I can see both sides of the argument. We don't want too much
> proliferation of special road types - we already have ice roads, now
> tidal is suggested, there could easily be dry weather only (or
> not-monsoon only), 4wd only, summer only, etc.  How far do we want to
> take this?
> On the other hand, we don't want dumb renderers treating these as
> ordinary roads by mistake.  They can of course do it on purpose, if
> they wish.
> If we do want to separate them out, my suggestion is to use a single
> road type tag to indicate one of these special roads -
> highway=special_road (and maybe highway=special_path). Then extra
> tagging to differentiate them (special_type=ice_road/tidal/etc). This
> way we separate them out from the normal roads, if we think that's
> important, but don't create too many extra main tags. And a renderer
> can treat these as a group for special display, without having to know
> about the specific road types.
> Stephen
> On 25 November 2011 09:01, Gary Gallagher <g.null.device at gmail.com> wrote:
> > From a hikers point of view I'd like to see some differentiation of tide
> > affected ways. There's a number of tracks I didn't put on the map
> because I
> > wasn't sure the tidal info placed in side tags would get to rendered.
> Use of
> > difficulty scales doesn't quite warn someone either. I know given the
> > current state of the map it can't be relied on for hiking. But one would
> > hope it was heading in that direction. Though I dislike 4 wheel drivers
> > stuffing up the landscape - it exists and it's requirements should be
> mapped
> > where it is allowed.
> >
> > Gary
> >
> > P.S.
> >
> > As an australian english speaker 'tidal' works well for me
> >
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