[Tagging] how to tag a "highway" that doesn't exist?

Hans De Kryger hans.dekryger13 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 17 00:27:38 UTC 2015


Let me know if you need any help.

*Regards,*

*Hans*

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On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 12:25 PM, Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Thu, 15 Oct 2015 13:35:08 +0000
> Gerd Petermann <gpetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > forgive me if this was discussed before:
> > There seems to be a need to map highways which do not exist.
> > I understand the idea that we map highway=proposed / highway=planned
> > as this might be used to visualize a plan, I can also understand that
> > we have tags like highway=dismantled and highway=razed (which seem to
> > mean the same) but why do we have ways with
> > highway=x-residential , highway=unbuilt ,  highway=neverbuilt, and
> > several more with similar meaning ?
> > They all seem to describe ways which where once added as normal
> > highway=* to the database and later someone found out that there is
> > no highway, but did not dare to remove the way.
> >
> > Is that meant to document something important?
> >
> > Gerd
> >
>
> Purpose of such objects is to ensure that armchair mappers will not
> remap it again. Object with note=* seem better than highway=neverbuilt.
>
> In case of low risk of remapping by armachair mappers such ways may be
> safely deleted.
>
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