[Talk-us] What does the community want from a US local chapter?

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Fri Sep 30 23:32:10 BST 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nathan Edgars II [mailto:neroute2 at gmail.com]
> On 9/30/2011 1:48 PM, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> >I think
> > you could make a case that OSM in the US is being held back by the
> >community's failure to agree on a common tagging scheme for roads
> >(about  five years after every other country settled on one, and with
> >no sign of it  being resolved any time soon).
> Add Canada to the list:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Canadian_tagging_guidelines#Highway.2
> FRoad.2FCarriageway_Tagging_System

>From what I've seen when building relations outside of BC, the tagging is
fairly consistent across Canada. It's just not documented.

I think the difficulties for North American tagging stem from the fact that
there is no system of government classifications in some areas that is
meaningful for determining what to tag a road as.

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