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

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Tue Sep 27 18:18:02 UTC 2016

On 9/27/16 2:12 PM, Kevin Kenny wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 1:56 PM, Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com
> <mailto:ajt1047 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I'd suggest talking to the users concerned - the easiest way is
>     via a changeset discussion comment.  If they're unsure what road
>     category to use, you can point at other nearby examples in the
>     imagery and say "I'd map that as residential" or similar.
> Of course, there's the never ending discussion of whether most rural
> roads in the US are tertiary, residential, unclassified or service.
> Our classification system is untidy at best. (I generally don't even
> try to get those distinctions right - there is no 'right'.) But I
> don't call them 'road' - I didn't even know such a thing existed until
> I saw this thread.
i find it useful if i see something new in aerial imagery and am not
sure how to tag it.
i only use it when i'm local, and make it a point to go survey the road
on the ground
to fix up the tagging.


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