[Talk-us] Forest Routes

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Wed Nov 28 21:01:45 UTC 2018

On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 2:51 PM Eric H. Christensen <eric at aehe.us> wrote:

> On Wednesday, November 28, 2018 9:49 AM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org>
> wrote:
> > I think you are right. It would be good if we can arrive at a common
> > prefix and document it on the wiki. 'FS' makes sense. Perhaps even a new
> > page dedicated to roads that are maintained directly by federal agencies
> > (NPS, USDA, others?) would make sense. I'd be happy to help set it up.
> I've noticed that some of these "roads" are showing FS, FT, and another F
> something when they were imported.  Should all these ways use 'FS' or
> should they use the different prefix based upon what type of way they are
> (outside of the proper tagging for the way)?

Note that the Forest Service uses the same numbering scheme for trails,
with 2 digit Forest Service routes being the main routes (be it a hiking
trail or a road), 3 digit and 4 digit routes being of lesser importance in
the overall network and usually being referred to as National Forest
Development or NFD trails/roads.
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