[OSM-talk] Industrial estate roads (tagging question)

Dean Earley dean at earlsoft.co.uk
Sun Mar 11 08:54:54 GMT 2007

Nick Whitelegg wrote:
> On Friday 09 Mar 2007 23:32, you wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Fri, Mar 09, 2007 at 09:25:55PM +0000, Nick Whitelegg wrote:
>>> Spent the earlier part of the evening mapping an industrial estate filled
>>> with scrap metal merchants and the like. The roads in this area were
>>> about the same size as residential roads.  How do people generally tag
>>> these?
>>> I tagged them
>>> highway=service; abutters=industrial
>>> Is this general practice for this kind of road? Didn't think unclassified
>>> was appropriate as they are not used as through roads.
>> Unclassified does not imply a through road... personally I wouldn't use
>> highway=service for a public highway. (Tag naming perfectionists, dig into
>> that one ;-) ).
> I'm not sure about unclassified not implying a through road - that's what's 
> generally done in residential areas, through roads are unclassified whilst 
> non-through roads are residential.

Personally, I'd make them tertiary of they have lines down the middle :)
This matches most residential area through roads I've seen, and in 
Whiteley, they also seem to lack houses.

Dean Earley, Dee (dean at earlsoft.co.uk)

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