[OSM-talk] Misclassified roads
david at frankieandshadow.com
Fri Jul 11 10:08:18 BST 2008
On 11/07/2008 09:43, Steve Hill wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jul 2008, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
>> I don't want to be annoying, but what about the ordinary roads, which
>> don't fit in the above classification. With houses on both side but
>> limited to 50km/h for example.
> Well, this is why I don't like the highway=residential tag.
I don't see the problem in that example:
(though in the UK, tghat would be 30mph, which is the default anyway, so
the description is the perfect example of highway=residential).
If the speed limit were higher (or even if it wasn't), that might well
be because it is a more significant road in the first place, perhaps a
local distributor which is still residential but has greater local
significance. As several of us said yesterday, in the absence of visible
official designation, that's a subjective judgement, but in that case, I
(and personally, I use units - maxspeed=40mph - but that's another
discussion we've already done to death; and I haven't been as rigorous
as I should have been in recording non-default speed limits).
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