[Tagging] surface=ground/dirt/earth

David Bannon dbannon at internode.on.net
Thu Mar 20 10:40:15 UTC 2014

On Thu, 2014-03-20 at 09:02 +0100, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:

> as the current system from 1 to 5 is an absolute one (5 being worst),

No Martin, that is not the case. Nothing in the definition to indicate
that grade5 is the worst possible. Fact is that there are very many
roads far, far worse that the grade5 description. And thats why we need
grade6,7,8, to cover those roads beyond the existing scale. Not to
reduce the gaps between each grade, but to extend beyond the current

We both agree it would be a bad thing to redefine existing widely used

WRT your answer to Fernando, again, Martin, I suggest, with the greatest
of respect, that you may not have experienced just how bad some roads
can be.

A few months ago, I spent two long days traversing a 250Km section of
the "Kennedy Development Rd" in Queensland. No part of it even
approached the grade5 described in tracktype= . There are many other
roads, world wide, often quite important ones, that are beyond grade5.


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