[talk-au] Australian Tagging Guidelines
61sundowner at gmail.com
Wed Jan 8 00:26:59 UTC 2014
Some thoughts on Australian Tagging Guidelines - OpenStreetMap Wiki.htm
First it is very good - covers most common issues. In fact I'd call it
But .. there could be some additions?
How do you tag a 'Gully'? .. I've used waterway=stream intermittent=yes,
googled from an American post. Looks to work (I've used it on Gallipoli).
The default number of lanes.
Currently 2 except for oneway, there it is 1.
Default number is 2 except for
Motorways = 4?
oneway = 1
track = 1
highway service = 1
alley = 1
And while we are on defaults
path = 1 ?(meter)
footway = 0.9 ?(measured on my steps)
cycleway = 2 ?
Comment? Rather than an addition.
GPX files ..
This is probably better elsewhere but
After I entered my GPX track I found Garmins Mapsource program has a
very good filter.. open the track properties and there is a 'filter'
button and in there you can set your filtering parameters .. I found it
much better than the JOSM filter.
I note the city/town/village thing ... my comment is 'tagging for the
renderer' :) ... This will continue to be a problem where the rendering
rules are common for the world. The population density and hence the
infrastructural density varies around the world and the renders use the
high density to set the rules so things don't get too confused.
Unfortunately the less dense parts of the world (probably the greater
area; Australia, South America, Africa to name some) then look blank
making the result less usable. The rendering rules should change with
the density to make the results more usable?
4WD difficult ratings .. well the Mountain Bikers have a system .. use
that? While the difficulty levels change with the vehicle - deep sand
springs to mind .. 4WDs float over it ... motorcycles have to speed over
it, with mountain bikes sinking into it, but it might be a starting point?
Surfaces - we have paved/unpaved sand/dirt/wood etc .. but not
corrugated(washboard American)[probably most significant], rocky nor
ripio (South American). Mud? though that may be seasonal. :)
PS Gallipoli is roughly mapped from the 'copyright expired' AWM sources.
I've had an acknowledgement from AWM for my application for copyright
permission for the other sources I want to use. Still talking about the
naming issues there on the Turkish talk group .. think I have a solution
..but it is a work in progress .. I don't have Turkish names up as yet
as I don't have a good copyright free source (yet?). But it now has more
information than it had.
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