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

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Fri May 19 11:06:49 UTC 2017

On 19-May-17 08:19 PM, Alex Sims 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 for 
> the World Solar Challenge that runs from Darwin to Adelaide.
> It is a relation tagged as highway=raceway
I would delete the tag 'highway=raceway' ... not good.
> 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.

It is a route and suitable  as a relation. I would tend to encourage the 
use of OSM, rather than see them go to gxxxle ...

> 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
> Thoughts, suggestions?

route=solar_challenge ? rather than route=raceway ...
opening_hours="October to December" might be a reasonable addition.

They do have similar events elsewhere  ... I would like to see them use 
OSM too.

I have raised this on the tagging group to see if they have any 
'international' ideas.

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