[Tagging] Current status of the key smoothness=*

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 18:49:20 UTC 2015

And description is utterly useless for any kind of automated processing -
for example routing.

2015-03-13 18:42 GMT+01:00 Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com>:

> On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 4:59 AM, Felix Hartmann <extremecarver at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>  (e.g. a road with some pottholes described as horrible).
>> And with smoothness and other verbal gradings - 10-15% of all ratings
>> seem to be way off because the mapper never read/understood that scale.
>> This in turn makes it impossible to be used in a map because it is too
>> unreliable.
> +1 on this.
> The tags are highly unreliable.  In part because it's unclear if you are
> supposed to tag the *worst spot* (one pothole)
> or the *average experience* (potholes every 3 meters)?
> A road of sustained moderate sand might be far worse for some vehicles,
> compared to a road with one deep
> sand spot.  Conversely a deep sand spot might stop certain vehicles that
> could readily pass over miles of moderate sand.
> ---
> I think a description is often far more useful to a map reader:
> *description*=Forest road well maintained in summer, but not graded
> during winter.  Has two stream crossings with 10 inch high rocks, easily
> passed on a bicycle or motorbike, but difficult for low clearance vehicles.
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