[OSM-talk] Misclassified roads

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemeD.net
Thu Jul 10 10:18:51 BST 2008

Steve Hill wrote:

> You misunderstand the problem - the problem isn't that the classification
> on OSM doesn't match the official classification.  The problem is that
> until highway=road was approved, there was no classification for "it's a
> road but I can't remember what type", so people have used
> highway=unclassified so that the road at least gets rendered.

Have they really? I don't recall ever seeing this, and I do quite a  
lot of rural mapping.


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