[Tagging] Highway proposed/planned distinction

jonathan at bigfatfrog67.me jonathan at bigfatfrog67.me
Tue Jul 14 18:57:30 UTC 2015

Linguistically I would say proposed comes before planned.  Planning your wedding is not the same as proposing marriage!  

Personally I don't think we should routinely display proposed routes, because they may never come to reality, but planned routes are ones that have passed the usual planning discussions and are awaiting construction, which can sometimes be many months or years, but will happen, short of a political change of heart.


From: Volker Schmidt
Sent: ‎Tuesday‎, ‎14‎ ‎July‎ ‎2015 ‎18‎:‎38
To: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools

This is a question of language.

The OSM life cycle discussion http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Lifecycle_prefix
lists "planned" as duplicate of "proposed". I would agree with that.

As a map user I always like maps that look ahead and show planned roadways, not only those where you can already see the construction work going on. 
This has the added value when you plan a trip, that you would be alerted to possible problems (in case the local mappers missed the transition from "planned" to "construction"). I would tend to suggest that we keep the Proposed and Under Construction objects visualised with different representation.


On 14 July 2015 at 19:23, Daniel Koć <daniel at koć.pl> wrote:


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:


Is highway=planned a good choice to be rendered instead or some other tagging scheme would be better?

"The train is always on time / The trick is to be ready to put your bags down" [A. Cohen]

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