[Tagging] Proposed rewrite Of highway=track wiki page

Zeke Farwell ezekielf at gmail.com
Mon Mar 8 14:44:08 UTC 2021

Interesting.  I am familiar with wide logging roads like the one shown
I would not expect it to be tagged as 'track' though.  I would expect
'unclassified' because the wide logging roads I'm thinking of connect from
the general road network to the narrower logging roads that I would expect
to be tagged as 'track'.  In my mind the classification 'track' is a
combination of function/purpose and physical characteristics.  A driveway
to a house may match the physical description by looking like this
tracktype grade3 example (
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/File:Tracktype_grade3.jpg), but it does
not match the functional description because it provides access to a full
time residence.  A wide logging road matches the functional description by
being primarily for logging, but does not meet the physical description
because it is wide enough for two large vehicles to pass.  Perhaps my
mental model is too narrow though.  I will be interested to here more
feedback on the subject.

On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 9:18 AM Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <
tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:

> Mar 8, 2021, 15:00 by dieterdreist at gmail.com:
> Am Mo., 8. März 2021 um 14:47 Uhr schrieb Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <
> tagging at openstreetmap.org>:
> In this specific case it was clearly highway=track as it was
> - used by vehicles solely and only for logging forest (and by tourists as
> annoying connecting segment)
> not accurate according to your description below (access to sawmill)
> It was not between general road network and sawmill, it was
> between forest and sawmill, branching later into smaller and more standard
> highway=track
> that branched into even smaller ones and terminated in a forest.
> And to clarify tourists parts - they were on foot, maybe some using
> bicycles.
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