[Talk-us] MassGIS import: "condition" tag

Greg Troxel gdt at ir.bbn.com
Sat Jul 16 01:15:58 BST 2011

Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> writes:

> The MassGIS import included a "condition" tag:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/9602415
> Presumably this is something in their data, but what use is it to us?
> There's no definition of what 'intolerable' means, and no way to know
> what value to use if the road is repaved.

At first glance, a highway condition classification, apparently from the
state department of transportation, is more useful than osm's smoothness
tag.  It remains to define osm tagging to mean things like just-paved,
still newish, bumpy, hard to drive on with jarring yourself, etc. and
then to map.  But until then it seems better than nothing.
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