[talk-ph] changes of road types

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 12:47:57 GMT 2010


I feel we should simplify it (although not too much), not everything
here is applicable:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:highway

Another example, I don't feel like using the tag living_street.
Here's the highway length stats to give us a general idea what highway
tags are currently in use:

primary           13237678m
residential       12304569m
secondary          5340661m
road               3958559m
tertiary           3578034m
unclassified       3040564m
trunk              2262544m
service             856653m
track               803020m
motorway            558710m
footway             220230m
path                179135m
motorway_link        71836m
trunk_link           37981m
primary_link         32565m
cycleway             27131m
construction         25302m
pedestrian           14174m
steps                 3520m
secondary_link        2660m
raceway               1542m
living_street         1473m
proposed               526m
ford                   277m
old road               124m
Alley                  101m






On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 8:22 PM, ianlopez <ian_lopez_1115 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> Maybe we should describe unclassified roads in the Philippine context as roads within verified and/or urban areas that are of mixed use (commercial, retail, industrial, residential, farmland), while the residential roads can be described as a "road in either urban or rural areas that are within areas that are classified as mostly residential". The road tag can be used for roads that have no actual road types, as proposed/planned.
>
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> --- On Fri, 1/22/10, maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> From: maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [talk-ph] changes of raod types
> To: "osm-ph" <talk-ph at openstreetmap.org>
> Date: Friday, January 22, 2010, 7:49 PM
>
> Hi,
>
> With the advent of more sat images outside Metro Manila I would like
> to re-visit this discussion regarding road classes in rural areas.
> As Eugene discussed below, rural roads are different.  I think we
> should use the track and tracktype tags for most rural roads.
>
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dtrack
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:tracktype
>
> As for highway=unclassified, I don't see this of much use in the
> Philippines.  Unclassified is a legal UK road type and not some road
> we don't know the proper class.
>
> Unclassified
> "No administrative classification. Unclassified roads typically form
> the lowest form of the interconnecting grid network.
> Note: This is not a marker for roads where we still need to choose a
> highway tag (see highway=road for roads that require classification).
> "
>
> For people tracing from sat images but are unsure of the actual road
> type please use highway=road
>
> For comments.
>
> cheers,
> maning
>
> On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 11:59 AM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I suggest that the tags for highway=trunk,primary,secondary,tertiary,unclassified be considered as a function of traffic patterns and not of DOTC designation nor physical appearance or condition.
> >
> > These values should also be considered relative to local traffic patterns. This means that levels will be different in an urban and rural setting: a trunk in Metro Manila does not have to be equivalent in function to a trunk in Nueva Vizcaya.
> >
> > Here are some descriptive interpretations I might suggest (subject to discussion):
> >
> > trunk (rural) : long-distance route to traverse across provinces
> > primary (rural) : mid-distance route to travel between towns in a province
> > secondary (rural) : major streets within rural towns
> > tertiary (rural) : major streets within areas of rural towns
> > unclassified,residential (rural) : other roads in rural towns
> >
> > trunk (urban) : long-distance route across the metropolis
> > primary (urban) : major road within a metropolitan city
> > secondary (urban) : mid-level road within a metropolitan city
> > tertiary (urban) : minor road in a metropolitan city
> > unclassified,residential (urban) : other roads in metropolitan cities
> >
> >
> > I'll admit that I have no fixed idea as to how to tag roads such that relative functional importance within Metro Manila (Cebu, Davao) is consistent when you get outside Metro Manila (Cebu, Davao).
> >
> > The problem is that in urban areas, the road density is so high such that we need to differentiate the roads a lot, whereas in rural areas, the density is low.
> >
> > For Metro Manila, EDSA and *parts* of C-5 are definitely trunk. Commonwealth, Quirino (QC) and McArthur Highway are arguably trunk. Quezon Avenue-Espana, Aurora-Marcos Highway, Ortigas-Ortigas Ext., Quirino (Manila), and Roxas Blvd are not so clear.
> >
> > What do you guys think?
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 10:22 AM, <anthony.balico at neraphil.com.ph> wrote:
> >>
> >> Pardon my ignorance, but how do you classify road types?
> >>
> >> In the case of Mindanao Ave compared to Quirino Highway, apparently the former is a wider road so i reclassified the.
> >>
> >>
> >> Anthony
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> From: maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>
> >> To: talk-ph at openstreetmap.org
> >> Date: 08/03/2009 10:06 AM
> >> Subject: [talk-ph] changes of raod types
> >> ________________________________
> >>
> >>
> >> I'm not objecting but I'm somehow curious about recent
> >> reclassifications of several major roads lately:
> >>
> >> 1.  Portions of Commonwealth from trunk to primary:
> >> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=14.66209&lon=121.06976&zoom=15&layers=B000FTF
> >>
> >> 2. Mindanao Ave from primary to trunk:
> >> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=14.67085&lon=121.03234&zoom=15&layers=B000FTF
> >>
> >> 3.  Some parts of Quirino are either primary or trunk:
> >> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=14.69974&lon=121.03273&zoom=15&layers=B000FTF
> >>
> >> 4.  MacArthur Hiway from primary to trunk:
> >> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=14.6755&lon=120.982&zoom=15&layers=B000FTF
> >>
> >> If we follow this trend, then I think Roxas Blvd should also be trunk as well:
> >> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=14.53551&lon=121.00028&zoom=15&layers=B000FTF
> >>
> >> Which means Metro Manila roads will be a whole lot greener (in the map
> >> at least).
> >>
> >> PS. Apologies for non-manila members
> >>
> >>
> >>
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> >> maning
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