[talk-au] couple newbie questions - ways with mixed surface types and mapping detail for funky features

Jeff Price jeff.price at rocketmail.com
Wed Feb 18 00:19:53 GMT 2009


Sorry, the first question is in relation to Fullertons Road, just in case your wondering which bit of the many errors you've spotted my question is in relation to.




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From: Jeff Price <jeff.price at rocketmail.com>
To: Talk-AU OSM <talk-au at openstreetmap.org>
Sent: Wednesday, 18 February, 2009 10:14:33 AM
Subject: [talk-au] couple newbie questions - ways with mixed surface types and mapping detail for funky features


G'day,

Hoping you might be able to point me in the right direction for advise on some mapping I've done.

http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=-26.90444&lon=152.94041&zoom=16
Two questions
1) Is it correct to split ways for surface changes?  As the road goes from paved to gravel a couple times I have been splitting the way and tagging each section with the appropriate surface. If the split is correct, is there then a way to control the name display when rendered so that its name doesn't appear 6 times?
2) Did I do the one-way section correctly (tied into the above question about names displayed when rendered)

http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=-27.27722&lon=152.9542&zoom=16
I can see the mapper here has put in funky little bumps for road wriggles and culdesacs. I live in a area with hundreds of km's of unmapped ways so have been worrying about just getting the ways into OSM and not so much if its got a speed control wriggle or a couple car parking bays.  Is this level of detail the required standard or has the mapper gone beyond the call of duty and deserves a round of applause?

Regards, Jeff (jeffp_oz)
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