[Talk-ca] Tagging for streets on a military base
richard at weait.com
Fri Apr 15 15:50:37 BST 2011
On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 10:39 AM, Connors, Bernie (SNB)
<Bernie.Connors at snb.ca> wrote:
> I am looking at the street tags for CFB Gagetown in Oromocto, New
> Brunswick. Currently all of the streets are tagged residential. Of course
> there are some military personnel that live on the base but the majority of
> the roads I am looking at are not residential:
> I have considered the following tags: service, minor, and tertiary but none
> of them seem appropriate. Any suggestions?
highway=unclassified seems right. "unclassified" is a strange beast
in OSM. it comes from the UK official road classification called
"unclassified", or something. Seems a little weird, but there we are.
As a practical matter, I use unclassified for the following.
- a shorthand for "it's kind of like residential but without the houses"
- roads of the public road network that are "least important" but not
residential. So, minor commercial/light-industrial area roads.
- when the residential / non-residential mix in a mixed use area leans
more towards non-residential.
I don't have local context for the area you mention, so take my
experience with a grain or two of salt. For similar large areas, I
would consider residential in the residential areas. unclassified
elsewhere. tertiary for those roads that are more important within the
area and for entrance / exit roads. And highway=service; (possibly
also with service=driveway) for those ways that aren't even roads in
the area. Though leaving the driveways and parking areas for somebody
else to map is fine too. ;-) And marking the access restrictions
either at the gates, or for all roads probably makes sense.
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