[talk-au] Adding highway=road from property boundary centreline geography

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 12:31:24 BST 2009

2009/10/8 Brendan Morley <morb.gis at beagle.com.au>:
> Sam,
> May I respectfully disagree?
> A reason I'm putting in "highway=road" ways is that even though I may never
> have the petrol or time to get out to most of these places, others might.
> And if others might, they may have a GPS logger. If they do, great, they can
> adjust my naive centreline ways to the true geography of the street. If not,
> they can still contribute by tagging my generic ways with the on-site name
> or adjust the "highway=" tag.
> Having the "highway=road" ways pre-populated means the field mappers only
> need to carry around the OSM way files with them rather than a full property
> boundary dataset.
> I have a cheap and cheerful eee PC to assist in my field mapping. The
> difference in the dataset size pretty much made the difference in whether I
> can fit it on the eee PC.

It's also much easier if you are by yourself to name roads that are
already mapped out than to try and create and name roads at the same

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