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

Gerd Petermann GPetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 17 04:38:04 UTC 2015

Hi Hans,

thanks for the offer. I still try to decide what to do with these elements.

In some cases it is obvious that editors have invested time to document

something, so I'd not want to simply delete their work.

I guess I'll start to comment those changesets which introduced the

unusual highway=* tag and ask if a replacement to note:highway=*

or something similar would be okay.

If you think that this is a good idea, just do the same.


Von: Hans De Kryger <hans.dekryger13 at gmail.com>
Gesendet: Samstag, 17. Oktober 2015 02:27
An: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools
Cc: Gerd Petermann
Betreff: Re: [Tagging] how to tag a "highway" that doesn't exist?

Let me know if you need any help.



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On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 12:25 PM, Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at gmail.com<mailto:matkoniecz at gmail.com>> wrote:
On Thu, 15 Oct 2015 13:35:08 +0000
Gerd Petermann <gpetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com<mailto: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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