[OSM-talk] Few questions on highway=track

Mike Collinson mike at ayeltd.biz
Tue Aug 7 09:17:33 BST 2007


At 12:10 AM 7/08/2007, Alex Mauer wrote:
>>> 4. This weekend out of the blue highway=unsurfaced popped up in the
>>> map_features. No proposal, no discussion, no nothing. Is this the
>>> regular way in osm ?
>> 
>> The map features page is just a normal wiki article. Anybody with an
>> account can edit it. So anyone can add a feature to the page with no
>> discussion. Normally it will quickly be removed if it hasn't been
>> through the proposal and approval system.
>
>I've removed it.  In addition to not going through the usual process, it
>didn't solve any problem that wasn't already solved.

Thanks. There is already a surface= tag which, thanks to 80n, is now picked up in Osmarender rendering.  In many parts of the world, important roads, or sections of them, are unpaved.

Mike






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