[Tagging] Current status of the key smoothness=*
courrier at eric.sibert.fr
Thu Mar 12 16:25:56 UTC 2015
> (I think of the roads we drove in Kenya), so any input is welcome even if it
> isn't perfect. We ran into some nasty surprises during our trip because the
> road quality wasn't tagged at all.
I also widely use smoothness=* in Madagascar. Indeed, I use it to
describe practicability of roads or tracks for 4 wheels motor
vehicles, in somehow to answer the question: what kind of vehicle do I
need to use this road?
Despite using it often, I still have to check the wiki time to time to
be sure about values definition. I even more dislike tracktype=gradeN
that is using numerical values.
Maybe, it is time to define a new key/values. We already have
mtb:scale and sac_scale.
For instance, practicability for cars:
practicability=no (damaged road)
practicability=fourwheeldrive_only (and not 4WD_only to avoid abbreviation)
practicability=normal (default value)
Subjectivity still remains. One may consider a road as usable with a
high clearance car because it is used by 404 taxi-brousse when another
one may not want to use his Porche Cayenne SUV on it.
It doesn't really describe smoothness. A road usable with normal
vehicles may be driven at 100 km/h or 20 km/h, depending on smoothness.
One may define some side scales like:
My 0,02 .
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