[OSM-talk] Few questions on highway=track

Franc Carter franc.carter at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 09:24:40 BST 2007


Yep - knowing the surface condition in Australia can be quite important
if you are leaving the city. My TomTom took me a very bad route because
it did not know the difference between sealed and unsealed

On 8/7/07, Jon Bright <jon at siliconcircus.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Freek wrote:
> >
> > Of course there's no one "true" meaning of highway=track, but I'd still
> like
> > to know what the majority of British mappers would consider a track
> > (especially public unpaved roads, sometimes hardly accessible for normal
> > cars).
>
> I've been playing around with routing using the osm data.  Speaking from
> that perspective, I think I'd prefer:
>
>   - highway=unclassified; surface=unpaved if it's passable by car
>   - highway=track; if it's not (or only by suitably built cars)
>
> Basically, for a normal route using a car, highway=unclassified would
> then be fair game.  highway=track would not.
>
> --
> Jon Bright
> Silicon Circus Ltd.
> http://www.siliconcircus.com
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Franc
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