[OSM-talk] Tagging university roads

Alex Mauer hawke at hawkesnest.net
Tue Jul 17 01:09:51 BST 2007


Adam Schreiber wrote:
> On 7/16/07, Alex Mauer <hawke at hawkesnest.net> wrote:
>> Well, like I said "unless they're bigger than unclassified" -- the way
>> you'd written it, it sounded like the two sets of roads you'd listed
>> were the same, with the exception that some were restricted access.
> 
> What does bigger than unclassified mean?  Can someone give example
> dimensions/road markings?

I don't know that there are any concrete dimensions or road markings
that make sense everywhere.  Around here (US), the dimensions vary
wildly.  Typically two lanes plus an additional parking lane on either
side.  In urban areas, they tend to be unmarked, while rural ones more
often have markings.

I tend to take the surrounding roads into account as well, i.e. it
doesn't make sense for an entire grid or network of streets to all be
tertiary: some of them will be clearly more significant than others,
even though they may all have lines and be very wide.

-Alex Mauer "hawke"

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