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

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Fri Jul 13 01:12:38 BST 2012

On 7/12/12 4:24 PM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> On 7/12/2012 11:27 AM, Clay Smalley wrote:
>> 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.
> The problem is that you can easily see that any old subdivision street 
> is residential on an aerial, but you shouldn't remove tiger:reviewed 
> unless you've verified the name.
another issue is that highway=road isn't handled consistently by data 
consumers. yes, it
shows up ugly on mapnik, but as far as i know, it's discarded by mkgmap, 
and i use Dave
Hansen's garmin maps of north america all the time to support my 
mapping; having these
roads disappear from the garmin would be a significant hindrance.

also, while mappers certainly are attracted to fixing up ugly, there are 
huge swaths of the
US which won't get fixed anytime soon, as there's no one working a lot 
of rural areas.
if this change is done, a lot of the US will turn ugly and stay that way 
for a while.


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