[Tagging] Road hierarchy

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Aug 5 08:05:20 UTC 2019

I would recommend that the wiki reference the UK road classification scheme so those who want to can delve into the classification scheme OSM uses.

Example: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/315783/road-classification-guidance.pdf

"Unclassified Road  –fourth and lowest class of classified road in the classification system.
If not stated otherwise, roads are assumed to be unclassified.
No number is officially associated with an unclassified road, although the local highway authority is entitled to develop its own methods to identify it."

Local country note on translating OSMs road classification scheme should go on a local guide - not on the main wiki.

On 05/08/19 15:25, Florian Lohoff wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 05, 2019 at 12:30:48AM +0100, Paul Allen wrote:
>> On Mon, 5 Aug 2019 at 00:12, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> I just reverted it.  And added some clarification (some may disagree and
>> think I've murkified it)
>> based on why I think those words were removed back in February.  Feel free
>> to fix my fixes.
> Your statement added:
> 	"but which are not normally used as through routes (which would usually be
> 	classified highways or unclassified highways)."
> I disagree on this. I dont think we have consensus that residential
> are not for through traffic. Our routers/navigators dont treat it like
> that. And if we assume so there is a HUGE difference in unclassified and
> residential we dont actually yet have.
> And its not the claim which has been removed in February.
> 	"but which are not a classified or unclassified highways."
> This is a statement which unclassified carries aswell:
> 	In short, when other highway=* tags are more applicable, use those
> 	instead. If a public road is of lesser importance than what's called a
> 	highway=tertiary in your region, and is also not a highway=residential, a
> 	highway=service, or a highway=track, then it's probably an unclassified road."	
> So the statement removed in February  is a "NOOP" statement. Saying
> 	"you cant be A if you are B"
> Now you changed it to something completely different with additional claims.
> Flo

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