[Talk-us] MO Stare Road Classifications.

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Sun Mar 5 14:50:49 UTC 2017

On 3/5/17 8:22 AM, Mike N wrote:
> Hi,
>    Typically, regional classifications do not map into OSM
> classification, and often conflict.
>   If a freeway / expressway is constructed as an OSM motorway, it
> should be motorway.
>   If a 'local' road serves an industrial area it should be
> unclassified because it doesn't serve residences.
>    And probably others.   Even within OSM in the US, there is not an
> absolute level of classification that has been agreed on and
> verifiable by everyone.
> On 3/4/2017 10:55 PM, idnwys at gmail.com wrote:
>> I was thinking of using MODOT Functional classification maps to set
>> roads to.  Basically the following:
philosophically, in OSM we tend to focus on things verifiable on the
ground, rather
than things we get from official docs.

i could see setting up a separate namespace which could contain
functional classifications,
but i would object to trying to hijack long established tags which
others are already
working with. we've kind of been there before and it was unfortunate.


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