[Tagging] Classifying roads from Trunk to Tertiary and Unclassified

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Tue Aug 13 22:35:29 UTC 2019


On Wed, 2019-08-14 at 08:26 +1000, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
> 
> On Tue, 13 Aug 2019 at 21:19, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > A good example is the A487 passing
> > through the centre of the city of Aberystwyth:
> >  
> > https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.4163&mlon=-4.0802#map=15/52.4163/-4.0802
> 
> Just looking at your sample there, Paul, & it's a good chance to ask
> a question that I've often wondered about.
> 
> I use OSMand+ to nav when required, & it will tell me to drive along
> SR3 then turn onto SR80 & proceed. I don't! - I drive along Bermuda
> St (which is officially Southport - Burleigh Rd!), then turn onto
> Reedy Creek Rd.
> 
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/-28.0944/153.4260  
> 
> In your sample, would someone driving from Aberystwyth Uni, go along
> the A487, then the A44 & the A4120 to get to Blandolau Rec Grounds,
> or would they use Penglais Rd, Quebec Rd, Ffordd Sulien then Heol-y-
> Bont?
> 
> In other words, do you navigate & drive by numbers or names?
> 
In The UK we mostly navigate by numbers.

Phil (trigpoint)
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