[talk-au] Road classification in AUS

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 06:57:58 UTC 2019


Do you have any examples of some of the roads in question? Could you link
to those please?

On Tue, 23 Jul 2019 at 00:51, Aleksandar Matejevic (E-Search) via Talk-au <
talk-au at openstreetmap.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> My name is Aleksandar Matejevic, I work for Microsoft OSM Editorial team.
> In order to make the best decision in classifying roads across Australia, I
> need some help.
>
> In government data and on signposts you can find on mapillary and/or open
> street cam, you can track route numbers. I found out that routes mostly
> consist of:
>
> M route – motorways
>
> A route – trunks
>
> B route – primary roads
>
> C route - secondary roads
>
> As long you map in non-urban area this is 99.99% true, but when you map
> into city area it starts to get confusing.
>
> On this wiki page *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highways_in_Australia
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highways_in_Australia>* there is no real
> explanation how to classify AUS roads in OSM
>
> If you strictly follow this page: *https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:highway
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:highway>* than you should change
> road classification several times on the same route way.
>
> Therefore I have a couple of questions:
>
> 1. Do you change the classification of highway on the motorway route into
> trunk through the city because it does not have a physical barrier in
> between (not restricted access) or do you keep it as motorway because of
> consistency?
>
> 2. If we were to change the road classification several times during one
> route way, should we ignore segments that are less than 3km (for example
> motorway going through minor city in which it has a quality of trunk)?
>
> 3. Can motorway have some traffic signals when passing through city?
>
> 4. How to classify State routes (for example in Melbourne)?
>
>
>
> Best regards,
>
> Aleksandar
>
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