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

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 08:23:37 BST 2009


2009/10/12 Matt White <mattwhite at iinet.com.au>:
> John Smith wrote:
>> 2009/10/12 Ross Scanlon <info at 4x4falcon.com>:
>>
>>> If it's from the DCDB data then highway=gazetted_road and don't put anything in the renderer to show them.
>>>
>>
>> At the moment it's suggested to use highway=road and I was thinking of
>> doing a special style sheet for mapnik to highlight these sorts of
>> roads so they'd be easier to find to verify, your suggestion would be
>> fine too, but we still need some other tag then to "know" they don't
>> exist, compared to haven't been checked.
>>
>>
>>> They will then show up in the editors and people can then map them using gps etc when able.
>>>
>>
>> Once we have figured out what we can submit patches so they show up
>> differently if they don't exist, compared to maybe exist.
>>
> highway=ghost_road
>
> I just made that up... so don't actually use :)

It's as good as anything else I've thought of so far, Ross' suggestion
of highway=gazetted_road might be an option, it was gazetted but never
built, highway=paper_road it only exists on paper...




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