[Tagging] Road hierarchy

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Aug 7 12:47:26 UTC 2019

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> On 7. Aug 2019, at 13:26, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> As always, there are compromises to be made.  But in much of the UK (and probably
> much of elsewhere) mapping a road that is both a tertiary (or higher) route and which
> also has houses along it as residential is not the best way of dealing with the
> problem.

yes, the network of the connection grid can be observed inside settlements as well. In the typical case you can clearly observe a road hierarchy, examples for distinctive properties may be: right of way on crossings, signage, traffic lights, speed limits, road width/number of lanes, presence of through traffic, etc.

Also the presence of shops and pubs may in some context indicate the principal road. 

Cheers Martin 

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