[Talk-us] dividing highways (Oregon)

Dale Puch dale.puch at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 02:08:10 BST 2009

JOSM (or at least an addon) offers a way to draw divided highways, but
not a good way to make one from an existing way.
For fairly straight ways, copy and paste.  Followed by a lot of
cleanup is the best I can think of.


On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 6:58 PM, Dion Dock <dion_dock at comcast.net> wrote:
> I have a small-picture, big-picture issue.
> Small picture: I've got a track of I84 in Oregon from Mosier to
> Gresham, westbound.  The problem is OSM has most of I84 as one two-
> directional way.  What's the best way to add this track?  Most of the
> ramps will be messed up until all the data is cleaned up.  In this
> particular case, things are somewhat worse since the Tiger import of
> the freeway isn't particularly accurate, and the railroads that run
> parallel are worse.  In other words, I can make the highway look
> better at the expense of the railroad.
> Big picture: What's the best way to create divided highways from
> undivided highways?  Potlatch offers a way to do it, although I'm
> stumped as to what the separation should be.  Sometimes its a "jersey
> barrier" wall; sometimes a grassy median.  Does JOSM offer this feature?
> Has anyone done this before?  Is there an efficient way to do it?  I'm
> concerned that things will look worse before they look better (e.g. my
> track is only westbound) and I don't want anyone freaking out about it.
> thanks,
> -Dion Dock
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Dale Puch

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