[Talk-us] Rural US: Correcting Original TIGER Imported Ways

Dave Mansfield mansfieldd at chartermi.net
Mon Feb 19 15:24:32 UTC 2018


I agree. To me having paved and unpaved show on the osm.org default render would be the biggest improvement to OSM I can think of.

Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: Rihards [mailto:richlv at nakts.net] 
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2018 9:47 AM
To: talk-us at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [Talk-us] Rural US: Correcting Original TIGER Imported Ways

On 2018.02.19. 15:28, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
...
> Having good paved/unpaved information will be a massive boost for OSM 
> in comparison to other map providers. We're already partway there. As 
> an

definitely. if somebody with the skills reads this, having that reflected on the osm.org default render would be a huge help.
i'd map more surface status if it was more obvious.

> example, try asking Google Maps for bike directions from SF to NYC. It 
> sends you down some really, really unsuitable tracks and I'm not 
> entirely convinced you'd survive the journey. By contrast, 
> cycle.travel (using OSM
> data) gets it pretty much right: occasionally it takes a gravel road 
> unnecessarily but it's pretty much always rideable.
> 
> It would be great if we could become the best map of the rural US just 
> as we are for much of the rest of the world.
> 
> cheers
> Richard--
 Rihards

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