[talk-ph] Request for clarification on road tagging guidelines

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 08:18:06 UTC 2019

There is a list:
But not everyone agrees. ;)

Agree with Eugene here.  It depends on the traffic-flow and general purpose
of that segment.

On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 4:13 PM Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com>

> Hi Lavanya,
> I personally would tag this the same as the side street and not the link
> version of the major road.
> My reason is: imagine if the side street actually goes through the major
> road to the other side. To me it makes logical sense that the minor street
> retains the characteristics such as name and type on its entire length and
> not be suddenly interrupted just because it crosses a major street. I then
> use the same logic even if the minor street ends on the major street like
> in your example.
> But I know that other people have different opinions on this and you can
> see both types of tagging worldwide. I say just leave things as they are
> and only change them if you have compelling reasons to do so such as local
> road and traffic conditions. For example, if more drivers use this bit of
> road to transfer between the major and minor road then tag it as minor. But
> if more drivers use it to make u-turns on the major road then making it a
> major link road makes sense.
> ~Eugene
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2019, 11:45 AM grab osm via talk-ph <
> talk-ph at openstreetmap.org wrote:
>> Apologize Erwin.
>> Here are the further details of our question.
>> When a way segment that connects to a Major road, please suggest if the
>> the connector should have same classification as the way segment or that of
>> a Major Road with link attribute assigned
>> Below is an example:
>> [image: image]
>> <https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/38514914/51738144-70316c00-20b4-11e9-807a-a809f4f1c068.png>
>> Please suggest, if any further infirnation is needed.
>> Thanks
>> Lavanya
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