[Tagging] Australian Solar Challenge Race

Tijmen Stam mailinglists at iivq.net
Sun May 21 15:49:29 UTC 2017

On 21-05-17 14:27, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2017-05-19 15:21 GMT+02:00 Tijmen Stam <mailinglists at iivq.net
> <mailto:mailinglists at iivq.net>>:
>     I think we should NOT tag these kinds of one-off routes, with no
>     visible trace on the ground.
> I am not sure about this Australian one, but sometimes there will
> actually be "traces on the ground", also after the event. E.g. the Grand
> Prix Circuit of Monaco (currently in OSM AFAIK there is only mapped a
> replica of it: http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/153805357 )
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circuit_de_Monaco
> So while I agree we shouldn't map all kind of racing and ralley routes
> (this comprises also also marathons, bicycle races, etc.) on ordinary
> roads, we might consider adding some (those that actually are at least
> partly observable for the rest of the year, i.e. theyleave "traces").

That's a completely different thing. The monaco cirquit, while 
originally being build as just city streets and still being used as 
such, is actually very recognizable as having dual use. e.g. 
the red/white striped "racing curb"

The Solar challenge is a challenge that takes place on public roads 
which are not modified for the race. Similar to things like the Tour de 
France. Even though for the Tour, municipalities sometimes take the 
effort of renovating (re-asphalting) a road, and painted names can be 
seen on the asphalt years later, it is not a marked "cirquit".

Exceptions would be if there were permanent "touristic" markers along 
the way such as "World Solar Challenge Route →".
e.g. the climb of the Alpe d'Huez, with it's numbered curves 
  (with signs at each curve), is something that I could see being mapped 
as a cycle route in OSM.


P.S. Max/abonnements at revolwear.com - will you reply to the thread 
in-list and not to me privately? Any mail that goes into my 
mailinglists-emailaddress off-list tends to go unnoticed.

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