[talk-au] Vote on "highway=nonexistent"

Jim Croft jim.croft at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 21:40:17 GMT 2009

isn't problem with all this the word in the tag 'nonexistent' is
ambiguous in that it could refers to (at least) three things:

. A road that has never never existed but is/was 'planned' - e.g.
Monash Dr in Canberra
. A road that used to exist but is now 'overgrown', 'rerouted', washed
away, etc.
. A road that never existed other than on a map, either by mistake or
by intent (e.g. easter eggs)

It would seem that lumping all under a single tag perpetuates
ambiguity and confusion.

In any case, they are mapping artifacts that should be recorded even
if thy are not rendered by default.  If they are not recorded and
explained they will keep coming up and and people will keep revisiting
and spending time on the issue.


On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 8:03 AM, swanilli <swanilli at gmail.com> wrote:
> I forgot to vote myself:
> 1. No
> 2. No
> 2009/10/26 swanilli <swanilli at gmail.com>
>> The current suggestion in
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Australian_Tagging_Guidelines is that
>> roads that do not yet exist be tagged "highway=nonexistent".
>> There are two key questions to be answered:
>> 1.  Should such roads be entered into OSM?
>> 2.  If they are to be entered, should they be tagged highway=nonexistent?
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