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

swanilli swanilli at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 18:12:10 BST 2009


If highway=gazetted is ambiguous and most people are going to be puzzled by
highway=non-existent, might I suggest

highway=planned or highway=proposed

(I occasionally find myself (walking) on highway=overgrown – but I am not
suggesting adding this.)


2009/10/22 Evan Sebire <evan at sebire.org>

> I like 'gazetted_road', but I think it should be 'non-existent'.
>
> Looking at dictionary.com(which isn't a great reference) nobody would
> understand gazetted road, then I tried the best German translator dict.cc
> and
> it failed.
> Googling Gazetted road comes back with variety of answers, none of the
> first
> 10 results mean non-existent so Gazetted is probably ambiguous.
> looks like a clear winner with non-existent.
>
> Hope this helps
>
>
> On Wednesday 21 Oct 2009 16:36:29 John Smith wrote:
> > 2009/10/22 Evan Sebire <evan at sebire.org>:
> > > In Melbourne people sometimes use the term 'unmade' for non-sealed
> roads.
> > >  So perhaps something clearer like gazetted would suit Australia.
> > > Someone on another list mentioned 'non-existent' being better for
> > > non-native English speakers.  But I think this doesn't really matter as
> > > application interfaces can translate it anyway.
> >
> > It would be better if we could come up with something that works well
> > for most people without expecting software to translate it.
> >
> > If unmade is already ambiguous it would seem like a bad idea to use it.
> >
>
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