[Talk-ca] Tagging of roads in Vancouver

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 13:37:56 BST 2010


Yup, the inconsistency is consistent all across the planet :)

It's a consistent battle to be fixing up the wiki so that it gets to a
happy medium.

I'm currently working on cross-referencing the standard Garmin Map
Features with the OSM Wiki Map Features page, and pointing out the
inconstancies, and recommending solutions.  (Solutions that may or may
not be accepted)

Sorry it's not the answer your looking for.
As thats the nature of OSM

The General idea, is that the Wiki 'Should' be the central source for
the map features, thats why the new tag info website shows a feed
directly what from whatever the wiki page says.

There is still lots of confusion as to what an 'unclassified road' is,
for example.  In time, these will be fixed.

My best recommendation is to be tagging the same in the are our
working on, and contact those users directly as to what their
interpretation of the tagging is.

If the source was from CanVec or GeoBase, keep in mind that the
original data is old, so it might not reflect the real-world,
especially in a fast-pace changing area like Vancouver.


On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 5:24 AM, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:
> I’ve been looking at the tagging practices in the lower mainland and the
> documentation on the wiki. I’m having trouble finding a consistent practice,
> particularly around residential collectors.
> Is there a consistent practice?
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