[Tagging] Classifying roads from Trunk to Tertiary and Unclassified

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 13 14:02:09 UTC 2019

On Tue, 13 Aug 2019 at 14:49, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> In case of a road going through a settlement I would keep the road class.
> The wiki page on residential is also clear on this I thought: ‘This tag is
> used for roads accessing or around residential areas but which are not
> normally used as through routes (which would usually be classified highways
> or unclassified highways).’

It is clear as of nine days ago.  Somebody changed it a while back to be
rather unclear
because that person confused "unclassified" (OSM meaning) with
"uncategorized."  And
because residential roads are categorized, that person believed that meant
they were not
unclassified (not the OSM meaning).

Somebody (might even have been you) asked for a reversion.  I did it, and
expanded it a little
to avoid the unclassified/uncategorized confusion arising again.  That
change was not without
dispute from those who thought that through roads that pass through a
residential area ought
to be tagged as residential.  Which diverged into this thread.  We've come
full circle.  And may
go around the loop a few more times before we all collapse from exhaustion.

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