After seeing the Australian post and making my own Korean post I started reading<br>what I could find on the wiki.<br><br>I think it's obvious that we need to plan for a system that will work for every<br>highway system around the world.
<br><br>Am I correct in assuming that the OSM definition of highway means everything from<br>a rabbit trail to a ten lane limited access highway?<br><br>There seems to be a few different categories of highway information. Information
<br>in some categories can be implied from some of the others but there does<br>not seem to be a direct meshing.<br><br>Also, for many highways it may not be practical to get some of the information,<br>particularly the legal status. (I have no idea what the legal status is of some
<br>of the paths I rode on last Saturday and in a very rural area I don't think<br>it's an issue.)<br><br>1. Traffic capacity and use. A general idea of how important the road is.<br><br>2. Legal category. This comes down to how the road is represented on
<br>the sign and may not be directly related to what the physical road is.<br>I'm thinking about the route numbers and various shields and shapes<br>used in Australia, the US, Canada, and Korea.<br><br>3. What is allowed legally. Are motorcycles allowed? Are pedestrians?
<br>Do you need permission from the landowner?<br><br>4. What the path can physically handle if there are no police around<br>to enforce the law. I've driven my motor scooter on "no motorcycle" expressways.<br>
I drove my scooter on a 5m footpath to avoid traveling about 2km. I've<br>walked on private walkways without permission. I've traveled on paths<br>that I really don't know the legal status of.<br><br>5. The physical condition of the path. Is it gravel? Is it a 2km staircase?
<br>There are some roads that might be legal to go on that you may not want<br>to travel on.<br><br>We can tag for each category, or we can try to imply information from<br>other categories. For example all Interstates in the US do not allow walking
<br>animals or pedestrians. This would mean some kind of rule set. Tagging<br>for each category means more work.<br clear="all"><br>-- <br><a href="http://bowlad.com">http://bowlad.com</a>