[talk-au] Tagging dirt and 4x4 roads - new approach

Michael Cleary cleary at 97k.com
Sun Nov 25 00:30:10 GMT 2012


I am an intermittent user of dirt roads and I support this proposal as the
best way forward.
Michael Cleary




On 24 November 2012 15:59, David Bannon <dbannon at internode.on.net> wrote:

>
> OK, time I decided we don't really have any prospect of changing
> approved tags to address the dirt road situation.
>
> So I will push a model, sort of supported by the three votes recorded (!
> ). It will use existing tags (approved and unapproved) and accept that
> maps such as OSM's are unlikely to ever show the results. On the other
> hand, perhaps external projects will make better use of the data ?
>
> Li Xia, I believe you have plans to use this sort of data, might be good
> idea to confirm this works for you. (I have answered your two off list
> messages but wonder if you got my answers ?)
>
> I will push the idea that -
>
> * All unsealed roads should have a tracktype tag and a surface=unpaved
> tag.
>
> * 4wd roads should have a 4wd_only tag and a tracktype tag. Maybe even a
> smoothness tag if you like.
>
> * We will ask the mainstream renderers to observe the above tags.
>
> * Routers will be advised to note above.
>
> I have update the Australian Tagging Guidelines page and add some data
> to discussion tab. Particularly some numbers about current usage. And
> why tags starting with a digit are a bad idea.
>
> David
>
>
> On Fri, 2012-11-16 at 10:06 +1100, David wrote:
> > Sorry folks, its me again !
> >
> > A number of people have indicated that they agree we need to address
> this issue even if they don't particularly like my first go at it. So lets
> determine just what people here really do want.
> >
> > How about we vote for one of the several broad solutions possible ? I
> have put together a list of all the solutions mentioned in our recent
> discussion, if I missed one, please feel free to add it. See -
> >
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User_talk:Davo
> >
> > I am right in saying other people with OSM credentials can edit my
> discussion page ?  Please advise me if you cannot !
> >
> > You can and should vote for or against several options if you feel so
> inclined.
> >
> > I suggest this might be better than more mailing list discussion, at
> present that discussion, while positive and good natured is covering too
> much space. If we agree on a broad model, we can then refine that if
> necessary on the list.
> >
> > David
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