[Talk-us] "highway" tags in the US

Dave Hansen dave at sr71.net
Tue Mar 4 19:11:02 GMT 2008


On Tue, 2008-03-04 at 10:47 -0800, Karl Newman wrote:
> Hmm... Then why are all the generic roads from TIGER marked as
> residential?

Basically because TIGER only has one type for this.  It was either
residential or unclassified:
 
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/TIGER_to_OSM_Attribute_Map

Frankly, if it's that big of a deal, we can actually go back and change
them.  We saved the 'a45/a41' classification in the TIGER tags and can
go back and update (slowly) if we really, really need to.

-- Dave





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