[Talk-africa] [OSM-talk] How to map alleys in African cities?

Jorieke Vyncke jorieke.vyncke at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 17:45:34 UTC 2017


Hi guys,
Just adding in the OSM africa mailing list...
Jorieke

2017-11-15 14:15 GMT+00:00 Jean-Marc Liotier <jm at liotier.org>:

> On Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:26:02 +0000 (UTC)
> Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr> wrote:
> >
> > I we follow the Highway Tag Africa wiki page I initiated in 2013,
> > narrow highways should be evaluaed on the type of traffic possible -
> > highway= residential in residential areas if at least passable by 4
> > wheels- highway=path if only motorcycles, bicyles and foot traffic is
> > possible. https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Highway_Tag_Africa
>
> I second Pierre's reference to the Highway Tag Africa. Residential
> streets mapped as highway=service an all too common error in African
> cities.
>
> Same problem here as for highway=living_street - a conversation we had
> a year ago:
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2016-
> December/thread.html#77191
>
> Mappers from more developed countries expect a residential street to
> look like their idea of a residential street - for example the lack
> of sidewalks confuses them... But it is a residential road nevertheless.
>
> I'm partial to always using surface=* but maybe sidewalk=no will also
> help make confused residential mappers happier with tagging a six-meter
> wide sandy residential street with no sidewalk as
> highway=residential... (I just wrote that and realize I wrote almost
> the same thing last year... I'm getting old
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2016-December/077195.html)
>
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