[Tagging] Tags useful for rendering of roads in poor conditions

Gerald Weber gweberbh at gmail.com
Sat Jan 4 13:49:52 UTC 2014

> If you want a full justification of why a particular way was
> classified as it is, then I think you need a reasonably full
> description of a surface that would be useful for various kinds of
> routing. Considering what we've debated so far and also the
> characteristics that are used in many road quality assessment systems
> out there, this would involve collecting at least the following
> information, each on its own tag:
> - average frequency of bumps
> - average depth of bumps
> - average frequency of cracks
> - average width of cracks
> - soil grain size
> - soil humidity
> - soil compaction

Sounds to me like a task for a smartphone app, combining GPS tracklogs with
accelerometer and compass info you could get a fairly automated system for
evaluating the smoothness of a road. Perhaps an Osmand plugin which could
generate gpx wayponts relating to the smoothness of the road?
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