[Talk-GB] Hindhead Tunnel

Jonathan Bennett openstreetmap at jonno.cix.co.uk
Tue Aug 28 20:23:34 BST 2007

80n wrote:
> It was me.
> Yes, it really was surveyed, on foot, up to the point where there road 
> will enter a tunnel (which hasn't been built yet).

:-O Bloody hell! Was this before or after they brought in the Heavy 
Plant, and started removing heavy plants? I admire your dedication to 
the cause!

> My current thoughts are that we need a tag like highway=construction 
> which can then be qualified with the ultimate class of the road if it is 
> known, producing highway=construction:trunk.  This would not get 
> misinterpreted by renderers or other clients but still provide all the 
> information required.

Indeed. You could also do the same with highway=planned:<type> to show 
projects that have approval, but where construction hasn't yet started.

> Any other ideas or suggestions?

Do we need to restrict which zoom levels roads under construction are 
shown on? They might not be very useful at lower zoom.


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