[talk-au] How to tag a non-existent road

Ross Scanlon info at 4x4falcon.com
Mon Oct 12 06:15:57 BST 2009

On Mon, 12 Oct 2009 14:36:39 +1000
John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just received an message from Brentyn about roads appearing in the
> Toowoomba area, they haven't been tagged as to the source but he think
> they're derived from DCDB Qld data.
> I've been contemplating about how to tag a non-existent road, to
> prevent people from reimporting it, or trying to survey roads that
> don't exist.
> This comes back to this topic:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Australian_Tagging_Guidelines#What_happens_if_another_map_says_a_road_exists_but_isn.27t_really_there.3F
> A road exists on paper, but doesn't in real life and having a blank
> area makes it hard to determine if a survey has found nothing or it
> simply hasn't been surveyed at all.
> At least with the DCDB data we can trace over it, the only question
> then is how to tag it, I can't think of anything concise that I didn't
> already outline on the wiki from before.

If it's from the DCDB data then highway=gazetted_road and don't put anything in the renderer to show them.

They will then show up in the editors and people can then map them using gps etc when able.


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