[talk-au] When is a Road a Track
61sundowner at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 21:00:25 UTC 2017
The NSW LPT base map is particularly helpful for road classifications ..
tracks, unclassified, tertiary and paths.
It is in some ways better than a survey as it looks to take into account
the importance to the community and that is very hard to determine by
simply travelling the road.
Where a 'track' travels a long distance .. say over 50 km I would argue
that it is 'unclassified' as that length suggests it is not a simple
service/maintenance track but a connection between distant points.
As far as seeking out the 'interesting/adventure' roads .. I first look
for unpaved, then connecting. The old 'Tracks for Australia' garmin map
is helpful but well out of date.
The condition/difficulty of the road is best determined by travelling
the road, I don't add that detail unless I have travelled it. I do add
on some bridges I remove the surface tag as I cannot be certain what is
there, on a few I change it to concrete.
On 10-Feb-17 05:55 PM, David Bannon wrote:
> Do you mean without seeing them yourself Warren ? I personally think
> that you should only correct another mapper's work if you have
> personally seen something that needs correction. I am sure there are
> some exceptions. But here, in particular, you seem to have "negative"
> Its also worth remembering that highway= indicates the purpose of the
> road or track, a number of other tags indicate its condition. In
> theory ....
> On 10/02/17 10:51, Warren wrote:
>> I have asked this question before but did not really get a clear answer.
>> I am working off the Western Australian Main Roads data checking
>> against the OSM road attributes. Occasionally I come across lines
>> that are classed in OSM as highway:unclassified or
>> highway:residential that do not appear on the Main Roads data base.
>> I would argue that these are named tracks rather than roads but I
>> wanted to check others opinion.
>> Do I leave them alone or change the classification to highway:track?
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