[OSM-talk] Misclassified roads

Mike Collinson mike at ayeltd.biz
Wed Jul 9 17:18:20 BST 2008

At 05:03 PM 9/07/2008, Steve Hill wrote:
>On Wed, 9 Jul 2008, Chris Hill wrote:
>> I would be strongly against a global change of highway=unclassified - all of 
>> the roads I have tagged as unclassified deserve to be so.  I have been 
>> working partly on a very rural area, where many of the roads are unclassified 
>> (country lanes).  To have to retag them from road to unclassified would be a 
>> very annoying waste of time.
>I agree that there are areas where the classifications are accurate, but 
>is there a good solution to the problem?
>I'm starting the discussion because I think there is a real problem here - 
>I don't have the solution, I'm hoping that a discussion might produce one. 
>  - Steve

Is it indeed a significant problem?  80% does seem a enormous number given that most roads will indeed be unclassified.  Can you give some examples?  For me personally, unclassified vs. residential is not a problem, just tweaking and unclassified vs. tertiary is somewhat subjective as Richard suggests. I don't generally map in the UK, BTW, so I may be off.


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