[OSM-talk] Highway tagging in general around the world

Brent Easton b.easton at exemail.com.au
Thu Aug 16 00:57:19 BST 2007

>> The users of the map information do not see the highway tags, so their
>names do not matter. The end result is that you have big zoomy roads drawn
>in fat blue lines, less zoomy roads in green lines, down to crappy little
>roads drawn in thin yellow lines. This is basically the same all over the
>That's an argument *against* what Steve said.  He said that motorways
>should be tagged with one method, the autobahn another, and the us
>interstate system in a third way.  You're exactly right that they're
>basically the same all over the world.

I believe it was Jeffrey that wanted the different tags and Steve was arguing that the current tags where sufficient, but we can argue about that if you would like :)
Brent Easton                       
University of Western Sydney                                   
Email: b.easton at uws.edu.au

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