[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Haul Channel

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Fri Mar 13 18:34:37 UTC 2015

The problem with frequency=XXX.XXX MHz is that many people known only the
channels (e.g "9").
And it's not just frequency, it's encoding (GMRS/CB/etc)

On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 11:13 AM, Sam Dyck <samueldyck at gmail.com> wrote:

> >Could the road be given property tags;
> >tag haul_road=yes
> >frequency=   as per http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:frequency
> >
> >?
> >
> >or a single property tag;
> >frequency:haul_road=   then use the same value system as key:frequency?
> >That may make the meaning clear? As duplexing is not used you don't need
> >to stipulate it.
> Haul channel is just the term I've heard used, the "channel 9" I reference
> on the wiki is used on an actual road where it refers to 154.635 MHz. I'm
> not sure about the term haul_road. Given the ambiguity of the term (Isn't
> every road with truck traffic a haul road?)  would it make more sense to
> just use frequency=XXX.XXX MHz on any road where applicable? This would
> eleminate the need for new tags.
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