[Tagging] lanes=-1 especially in Canada

Guillaume Pratte guillaume at guillaumepratte.net
Tue Dec 30 23:20:08 UTC 2014


There are many of these lanes=-1 in the Canvec import in Quebec. I would assume they mean ‘Unknown’.

In my opinion we could just delete them all (at least in Quebec) since they bring no pertinent information.

Guillaume

> Le 2014-12-30 à 16:16, John F. Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com> a écrit :
> 
> On 12/29/2014 04:16 AM, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
>> I rolled the map-roulette wheel, and found a series of highways in
>> Canada marked with "lanes=-1", all part of a CANVEC import.
>> 
>> I see 17,943 uses of this value: it's less popular than 5 lanes but more
>> popular than 6.
>> What does it mean, if anything?
>> 
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> It may well mean what it says, a one-lane road.  Some rural areas in the USA still have one-lane roads, with occasional wider spots where one vehicle can pause to allow a vehicle going the other direction to pass by.  Given how sparsely-populated some of the northern regions of Canada are, I would not be surprised to find some one-lane roads, and some extensive areas with no roads at all.
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