[Talk-us] TIGER fixup and mapping "more"

Clay Smalley claysmalley at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 16:27:18 BST 2012

I like this idea. That would encourage more people to TIGER-review streets,
as highway=road shows up pretty ugly on Mapnik, and people like getting rid
of ugly. What would be the drawbacks of doing this? It seems like there
would be some but I can't think of any.

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 8:29 AM, Robert Kaiser <kairo at kairo.at> wrote:

> Richard Weait schrieb:
>  Larger cleanups can be imposing at first glance.  Other mappers will
>> understand that a single mapper can't do everything at once, so you
>> shouldn't be criticized if you fix a few things but not others.
> After having spent another vacation in the US (in Northern California this
> time), I started wondering if there should be a mass edit to switch all the
> highway=residential (or other highway values set en masse and mostly wrong)
> that are from TIGER imports and still on v1 objects to highway=road instead.
> The reason for this is that we have a ton of dirt/gravel roads through the
> woods that are mapped as "residential" and therefore are highly misleading
> for both routing services as well as people looking at a map and trying to
> figure out which way to go "manually".
> Note that this is just an idea, and I wouldn't be the one actually doing
> this as I have no ideas about how to do mass edits in a good way. I just
> wanted to bring this up with the US community.
> AFAIK, the highway=road tag for "unspecified road, needing someone to
> review and switch to correct classification" did not exist back when those
> imports were made initially and would be the right choice for such imports
> nowadays.
> Robert Kaiser
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