[OSM-talk] Highway=trunk : harmonization between countries ?

djakk djakk djakk.djakk at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 09:14:36 UTC 2017

The thing is, I'm annoyed when there is a primary in the middle of a trunk
road (example : https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=12/44.3996/-70.9439)
whereas in the U.K. this does not exist ... tagging rules should be as
generic as possible, should not they ?


Le mer. 23 août 2017 à 01:26, Greg Troxel <gdt at lexort.com> a écrit :

> djakk djakk <djakk.djakk at gmail.com> writes:
> > Yes Martin, I meant "physical characteristics". In the US, a road is
> tagged
> > "trunk" according to its physical characteristics, as Greg said
> previously
> > in this thread.
> That's true, but it's also the case that the roads that are (properly)
> tagged trunk are also worthy of being tagged primary in importance to
> start with, plus becuase of the faster nature of trunk tend to be even a
> little more important.  So while choosing between primary/trunk is based
> on physical characteristics, it's not really in conflict with the notion
> of importance.  Basically you can view trunk as "primary with honors"
> and not be too far off.
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