[OSM-talk] Misclassified roads

Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) ajrlists at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 10 11:41:27 BST 2008

Steve Hill wrote:
>Sent: 10 July 2008 10:20 AM
>To: elvin ibbotson
>Cc: talk at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Misclassified roads

>I know that they are not unclassified, but couldn't tell you what they
>really are without actually going and surveying them.  So my plan was to
>retag them as highway=road so that it would then be easy to see which ones
>still need to be resurveyed to fix the classification.  But whilst doing
>this I realised just how many such roads there are and wondered if it
>would be better to just retag them all to highway=road and then resurvey

But any automatic retagging would change those roads which are truly
unclassified (and maybe have been surveyed by others) to highway=road.
Please don't do that.

If there is doubt on specific roads then either get out there and check them
or add an extra tag giving your reasons for querying them.



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