[Tagging] Use of highway=track vs highway=service cemeteries, parks, allotment gardens, golf courses, and recreation areas

brad haack bradhaack at fastmail.com
Sat Mar 6 05:40:40 UTC 2021

On 3/5/21 12:55 PM, Mark Wagner wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Mar 2021 11:06:55 +0100
> Marc_marc <marc_marc at mailo.com> wrote:
>> Le 05.03.21 à 10:50, Richard Fairhurst a écrit :
>>> You really do not need two keys to express this.
>> I agree, but the fact that each tool has to build a list of values
>> and then classify them into main groups is not ideal either.
>> you have made such a list, others also make such a list and with each
>> new value, you have to make a new piece of code to say that the new
>> "ultra precise" value is in practice in category A or B
>> at least there should be a way to build this list in a collaborative
>> way and easily readable by a program, this would allow to build a
>> preprocessor to group all the ultra detailed values into larger groups
>> for those who do not need to make the difference between a
>> paving_stone variant A and variant B.
> "Paved" versus "unpaved" is not a clear distinction.  For example, the
> American Southwest has what's called "slickrock": bare, level
> sandstone.  From a driving perspective, it's effectively a paved
> surface: it doesn't get muddy when wet, and it's got incredible
> weight-bearing capacity.  But it's not a man-made surface.
> Should you classify that under "paved", or "unpaved"?
Clearly unpaved.   It is not paved.  It is rarely smooth or level for 
very long & usually interspersed with other dirt, sandy or rocky unpaved 
surface.   I'm not suggesting we need a change. Sometimes paved or 
unpaved is sufficient, sometimes there are better choices.

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