[Tagging] tagging large intersections cross-road sections
dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 10:14:40 UTC 2015
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> Am 25.06.2015 um 14:33 schrieb Florian Lohoff <f at zz.de>:
> From a legal perspective they are not something different ;) Motorway
> might be something special - But tertiary_link, primary_link,
> secondary_link are not special.
> In the dark ages of OSM somebody overloaded the highway type with
you seem to point on links while accepting that primary, secondary and tertiary are genuine "highway classes", but they are typically also the same from a legal perspective.
By now we have all become used to it, so it doesn't really matter. A cycle street is an attribute, a living street or a pedestrian road is a proper class? motorroad is an attribute, path, footway, cycleway and bridleway are different classes (with overlaps)...
You can't tell from keys alone what is a "class". highway=traffic_signals is not a road class for instance, while the same highway=service tag can describe different "road classes". In real life there is no such thing as a road class, there are different parallel kind of road classes (legally) that depend on the context (design/planning/approving/maintenance) and very likely also on the jurisdiction.
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