[Tagging] Local highways classifications

Daniel Koć daniel at xn--ko-wla.pl
Thu Jul 16 12:46:56 UTC 2015

There's a lengthy discussion going on polish forum about using 
motorway/trunk tagging for our main highways:


It looks that whatever solution we will choose, there's no clear mapping 
between OSM and country-level classification of highways, so it makes 
sense to tag them also with well-known and complete local scheme, which 
could be written down like:

highway:category:pl=2/4/6/7 (the number is the same as the corresponding 

I'd like to know if this scheme works also for some other (still 
probably not all) countries, so we could also use:


as a general local-level classification scheme?

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