[Tagging] Current status of the key smoothness=*

Jan van Bekkum jan.vanbekkum at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 06:36:45 UTC 2015


On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 4:45 AM David <dbannon at internode.on.net> wrote:

> "I think this should be resolved with lots and lots of photos.."
> I think it would be a mistake to put too much emphasis on photos. In my
> experience, photos very rarely show the true "usability" of a road or
> track. It does really need to be looked at in context, the issues averaged
> out by eye. One, or even a set of snapshots just does not cut it !
> And talking of issues, last time this discussion came up, from memory, we
> identified about 20 separate issues that might need to be considered. So
> lets not talk about trying to identify measurables.
> The smoothness tag, as described, already takes the right direction, it
> tries to judge the usability of the road. And, honestly, thats what people
> want to know !
> Lets improve it with better values, sure a heap of photos if thats what
> people want. But clear words that describe just what sort of vehicle could
> traverse the road.
> So, questions, for better values, numerical or verbal ?
> Is it acceptable for a tag to have two, parallel sets of values, why not ?
> If we can get past there, we can then look for more descriptive sets of
> words....
> David
> .
> Janko Mihelić <janjko at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think this should be resolved with lots and lots of photos, which the
> community then segregates into classes. Smoothness on asphalt is something
> entirely different than smoothness on sand, or smoothness on ground.
> When a mapper is in doubt, just look at 10 photos which are determined to
> be grade3, and then you can be sure that's the right value.
> Janko
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