[Tagging] Rural Alley?

Andrew Errington erringtona at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 09:44:48 UTC 2015

We have something similar in Korea.  I have been using (and
recommending) highway=service.

They're not really tracks, as they are proper roads, with a concrete
or tarmac surface, But, they don't really go anywhere.  I change the
tags when the road actually becomes a track (two lines of worn dirt
where the tractor wheels go). I think it's an accurate representation,
and it renders nicely in most views too.


On 08/07/2015, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:
> On 7/8/2015 1:25 AM, johnw wrote:
> [trimmed]
>> The issue is that these “small windy roads that go everywhere” go
>> nowhere. the land they access is for farming the subdivided sections
>> ... lead you on a tour of the local rice plots and hills.
>> it is basically access for the farmers, which then have a network of
>> (private?) tracks and paths that break the sections down further.
>> they just loop around a big rice field, or connect to other roads
>> which service other rice fields or logging plots: nothing of interest
>> - not even a house - is there. Only the local farmers need use of
>> them, but they are public.
>> it’s the purpose of the road - the lack of shoulders and other road
>> standards, and expected curves, turns, and other “classifications” of
>> the road.
>  From what you've said about the purpose, it sounds like highway=track.
> The conditions (paved or not, etc) would then dictate the tracktype and
> other tags.

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