[talk-au] When does a road become a track?

Mark Pulley mrpulley at lizzy.com.au
Tue Oct 20 06:16:31 BST 2009

This might sound like a silly question, but I was wondering if there  
is any guidance on when a road becomes a track. I've been driving on  
dirt roads since I first learnt to drive, so I might tag a way  
highway=unclassified surface=unsealed, where someone who has always  
lived in a capital city might see the same road and tag it  
highway=track tracktype=grade2. I'm particularly thinking of roads  
through forests (in particular of a road near Mt Canobolas, Orange  
NSW), some are in good enough condition to definitely call a proper  
road but others aren't as well maintained, narrower, more eroded. I  
haven't got any sample pictures (was busy driving!)

For those interested, the location I'm thinking of is here:  
(click on edit the show GPS traces - the GPS trace with no way  
currently present is where I'm thinking about the tagging).

Mark P.
"They offered to transport me back to any point in history that I would
  care to go, and so I had them send me back to last Thursday night, so
  I could pay my phone bill on time."
  (Weird Al Yankovic, "Everything You Know Is Wrong")

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