[Tagging] [OSM-talk] non-temporary usage of highway=road

Nelson A. de Oliveira naoliv at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 17:38:07 UTC 2016

On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 2:24 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
> Seems like an actual temporary road tag, not a tag that which is temporary,
> but a road itself that is temporary, to get around a permanent road that's
> under long-term construction, would be useful.

It's actually a temporary tag.

>From https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:highway

"A road where the mapper is unable to ascertain the classification
from the information available. This is intended as a temporary tag to
mark a road until it has been properly surveyed. Once it has been
surveyed, the classification should be updated to the appropriate
value. "

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