[OSM-talk] Label Ontology Version 1.0

Simon Hewison simon at zymurgy.org
Sun Mar 12 20:16:37 GMT 2006

Etienne Cherdlu wrote:
> So far I've been using the following:
> For segments:
> class=motorway|primary|secondary
> For nodes:
> class=city|town|village
> I'll document these formally somewhere.  As you say, its up to the 
> client tool builders to decide what they support.

For class of segments, I've also seen residential used, so I've started 
to use it. A typical residential street is narrow, probably has cars 
parked both sides, and route planning software should normally 
de-preference the route unless it's actively trying to go there.

Defining as residential means that map rendering software might put a 
thick greyish border around the roads, making a built-up area more 
obvious, if you're not referencing landsat, until we can get area support.

Simon Hewison

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