[Talk-us] Tiger Zip Data Removal Project (Update)

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Mon Jul 17 03:16:02 UTC 2017

I wonder whether it is interesting to know the difference between
concrete, asphalt and pervious concrete. All three have different
characteristics whether it be comfort for the cyclist or being
dangerous under icy conditions or durability under heavy loaded
trucks. What do you think ? Is it worth recording those differences
for paved roads ?


On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 10:09 PM, Richard Fairhurst
<richard at systemed.net> wrote:
> Kevin Kenny wrote:
>> Fair enough. I will confess that I'm a little lackadaisical about
>> tagging the surface on hard-surfaced roads. It appears that
>> some sort of hard surface is more or less assumed by default.
>> I do tag 'gravel', 'compacted', 'shale', 'sand', 'ground'
>> assiduously, and usually add some sort of assessment of
>> 'smoothness' on those.
> In that case you are absolutely on the side of the angels.
> Yes, if you clear the tiger:reviewed tag after reviewing that a residential
> (or unclassified, or tertiary, or greater) road genuinely does have a paved
> surface, that's AOK in my book - that's the assumed default for those
> highway values in developed countries. I generally wouldn't add
> surface=paved in such cases either.
> cheers
> Richard
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