[Tagging] Highway proposed/planned distinction

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 18:05:39 UTC 2015

On 14/07/2015 18:23, Daniel Koć wrote:
> Hi,
> We're about to abandon rendering highway=proposed in the osm-carto 
> (default OSM map style), but we think it's still good to show those 
> which are closer to be really constructed:
> https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues/1654
> Is highway=planned a good choice to be rendered instead or some other 
> tagging scheme would be better?

If you're going to decide to not render "highway=proposed" then just 
make that decision - if you render "planned" instead, people who want 
their pet schemes to be rendered will just change "proposed" to 
"planned" and carry on as before, just as when "abandoned" railways 
somehow magically became "disused" when "abandoned" was no longer 
rendered.  Some of the "proposed" highways* are clearly just flights of 
fancy with no timescale or money behind them.  Unlike with abandoned 
railways, there's no dirty great scar on the ground to see, so they're 
not easily verifiably either.



* like http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/290450974/history

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