[Tagging] Classifying roads from Trunk to Tertiary and Unclassified

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Sat Aug 10 14:30:42 UTC 2019

Paul, thank you for clarifying the situation in England, as much as it
can be clarified.

Fortunately, our situation in eastern Indonesia is much simpler: most
roads have no official classification, and most towns and villages
only have one or two significant road connections to the rest of the

I'm trying to help all of the HOT and facebook mappers classify the
highways in a reasonable way, instead of adding them all as
highway=unclassified (based on confusion) or highway=track (because
they are unpaved). And there was also a mapper adding every new road
as highway=primary, since it was the only road in the area, even it it
wandered off into the forest.

Generally I'm thinking about the many countries, outside of Europe,
where the tagging system has not yet been established, and where the
government hasn't clearly categorized the highways yet.

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