[Talk-us] Use of highway=tertiary
baloo at ursamundi.org
Tue Jan 5 19:39:24 GMT 2010
Greg Troxel wrote:
> Stellan Lagerstrom <lagerstrom at blindsight.com> writes:
>> We have a user (mk408) who seems intent on turning 3/4 of all
>> residential streets in the bay area into tertiary.
>> This seems excessive to me. Most of these are just residential streets,
>> not thoroughfares, etc.
>> Here's one changeset: http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/3519089
> I think tertiary is way overused. Starting with the notion that
> highway=secondary should be a state highway, tertiary should be a
> significant road that people use to get to a state highway, or at least
> a link between population centers of thousands of people. Other main
> roads within a city would then be unclassified.
I tend to include county highways and city streets that have at minimum
a marked centerline in the definition of tertiary. This seems to be
congruous with map features.
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