[OSM-talk] Misclassified roads

Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) ajrlists at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 10 11:49:46 BST 2008

Steve Hill [mailto:steve at nexusuk.org] wrote:
>Sent: 10 July 2008 11:46 AM
>To: Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists)
>Cc: talk at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: RE: [OSM-talk] Misclassified roads
>On Thu, 10 Jul 2008, Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) wrote:
>> But any automatic retagging would change those roads which are truly
>> unclassified (and maybe have been surveyed by others) to highway=road.
>Yes, and they would have to be resurveyed because at the moment it is
>impossible to tell which roads are truely unclassified and which are
>> If there is doubt on specific roads then either get out there and check
>> or add an extra tag giving your reasons for querying them.
>The problem is that it isn't specific roads - the vast majority of roads
>tagged as highway=unclassified seem to be in question.

You keep saying that but you haven't given a good example. Can you?
I tag many roads as unclassified because there are no signs on the ground to
say it is a classified road. If I subsequently get more data from another
source that says otherwise then fine, I'll retag, but until then as far as
I'm concerned they are unclassified rather than classified roads.



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