[Tagging] Describe explicitly that values of highway tag do not imply anything about road quality (except highway=motorway and highway=motorway_link)

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Wed Aug 12 14:09:02 UTC 2015

On 8/12/15 8:35 AM, John Willis wrote:
> I agree that highway=* can't imply quality globally, but it is documented country by country how to tag certain types of roads, especially when there are enough types of roads to need all the definitions of highway=*. Japan's tagging page defines all the values and relates them to their region's system, from motorway through path. I imagine each country or region has a how-to guide as well to translate local conditions into basic highway=* types. 
> Perhaps mentioning after this addition that a mapper should refer to their local tagging documentation in the wiki for a region, or ask a nearby mapper for pointers if they have a question. 
the highway= tag already has problems with severe overloading of meaning
in many countries. overloading quality on top of all the other issues
does not
seem like a winning plan to me.


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