[talk-au] scenic routes

wil ly rednorth at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 05:01:16 GMT 2012


Hi guys,

I have discovered, finally, a couple of resources for tourist drives (as
indicated by numbered brown signs).

1. DERM's physical roads dataset dated 28/9/2010 has a TOURNUM field, but
this only seems to contain a few tourist drives: 1, 5, 8, 9, 10, 16, 22,
23, 42, 43, 99, LA and z (the last two I suspect are not named correctly).

2. RACQ's trip planner:
http://www.racq.com.au/travel/drive_travel/trip_planner#directions:route/Kuranda/Mareeba/Tolga/Malanda-Atherton_Road_East_Barron_/Yungaburra/Malanda/Millaa_Millaa/PALMERSTON,_QUEENSLAND/Innisfail

This has a button top left (right most button) to toggle tourist drives. I
am not sure if these are official tourist drives (are there such things -
does the government decide on them, and what level of government?), but
it's a start. I'm just wondering if there's an automated method to extract
these features from their web map. I sent RACQ an email asking for the
data, who knows how that will go.

Still looking for a definitive source of tourist drive dataset.

Let me know if you find anything.

Wil
On 8 November 2012 13:12, Ian Sergeant <inas66+osm at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 8 November 2012 11:06, David Bannon <dbannon at internode.on.net> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Ian, I don't think it (route relations for eg scenic routes) is doc'ed
>> on http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Australian_Tagging_Guidelines
>>
>> Or not that I can find. Sounds like a good approach, should it be on the
>> above page so people can be suitably inspired ?
>>
>>
> It was on that page, hidden under non-alphanumeric highway shields.  I've
> given it its own heading for added prominence, but feel free to do whatever
> you can to make it findable.
>
> Ian.
>
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