[Tagging] Rural Alley?

Andrew Errington erringtona at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 09:45:42 UTC 2015

Oh, and it's not really an alley, so I wouldn't tag it as such.


On 08/07/2015, Andrew Errington <erringtona at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Andrew
> 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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