[talk-au] Tagging - World Solar Challenge - Darwin to Adelaide

Alex Sims alex at softgrow.com
Fri May 19 10:53:00 UTC 2017

I should have been a little clearer,

Each element now has two attributes highway=raceway and highway=primary, a single way should only have one highway attribute.

The tagging guidelines https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Draceway <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway=raceway> seem to imply its an either/or thing. I’m searching for a tag other than “highway=raceway” to apply to the relation, like a bus route for example.

> On 19 May 2017, at 8:12 pm, nwastra <nwastra at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am quite ok with the tagging as the individual ways that make up the route have not been altered.
> The relation maps out the route of the Solar Challenge Race. The route as I see it serves a dual purpose during the period of the race. The Solar Challenge vehicles, though racing within strict rules of the public roads are never the less in a Solar Race against time and the usual road users are following their normal highway route. There is likely some interaction between both road users during this time and the normal users are likely to benefit  from being able to view the route on the osm as it is currently mapped as well as other international interest in the race.
> Nev 
>> On 19 May 2017, at 8:19 PM, Alex Sims <alex at softgrow.com <mailto:alex at softgrow.com>> wrote:
>> I’m not quite sure how to resolve this.
>> There is a relation http://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/7107501#map=5/-24.173/134.723 <http://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/7107501#map=5/-24.173/134.723> for the World Solar Challenge that runs from Darwin to Adelaide.
>> It is a relation tagged as highway=raceway 
>> This is now propagating on to assorted apps as well as the slippy map and I’m finding it confusing.
>> I’m not sure if it should be
>> - deleted as it is not “on the ground” and verifiable
>> - made into a “ref” tag, like a highway alternative name, e.g A1, B2, C3
>> - something else.
>> I do find it a bit odd though as in the parts through Adelaide there is no signage, so it is more of an administrative feature like a suburb boundary but even less so. It only has use once a year and it is more the route of an event. I see the various odd shaped vehicles go by, but the road is not closed, it is more a cavalcade of vehicles passing along normal highways, subject to normal highway rules

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