Canada:Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan, Canada

Saskatchewan is a landlocked prairie province covering an area of over 588,000km2. The provincial highway system consists of over 26,000km of road. Add the municipal roads for a total of 190,000km, and Saskatchewan boasts the most kilometers of road of any province in Canada.

Cities in Saskatchewan (incomplete):


State of the map

  • Thanks to osm editor "gecho111" most of populated Saskatchewan now has rural grid roads!
  • The University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon needs updating!


Tagging guidelines for Saskatchewan

The following documents were referred to while developing these guidelines.

http://www.highways.gov.sk.ca/docs/maps/rural_road_class_02.pdf[dead link]


http://www.gov.sk.ca/Default.aspx?DN=c741080f-58e4-48b8-886b-636570392c49
http://www.highways.gov.sk.ca/docs/reports_manuals/reports/rrc_criteria.pdf[dead link]


http://www.highways.gov.sk.ca/docs/maps/nhs.pdf[dead link]


http://www.comt.ca/english/NHS-Report-English.pdf

Highways and roads

This guideline has been updated to reflect current (2013) tagging standards and to follow predominant Canadian tagging guidelines.

The Rural Road Classification map [1] now classifies many roads simply as Saskatchewan Highways. Roads that may have been class 1/2 (red) now are primarily marked as SK Hwy.

Motorway

A highway=motorway road is a controlled or restricted-access divided highway with two or more lanes in each direction.

Trunk

In Saskatchewan a highway=trunk road is a provincial primary weight highway specified in the National Highway System inventory.

NHS Core Routes
The routes, as defined by the National Highway System [2], for Saskatchewan are:
  • Highway 1 (Trans-Canada) from Manitoba to Alberta (Where not already motorway)
  • Highway 2 from Moose Jaw to Hwy 11
  • also from Prince Albert to La Ronge
  • Highway 6,39 from Estevan/US Border to Regina
  • Highway 7 from Saskatoon to Alberta
  • Highway 10 from Hwy 1 to Yorkton
  • Highway 11 from Regina through Saskatoon to Prince Albert
  • Highway 16 (Trans-Canada) from Manitoba to Alberta

Primary

  • All other provincial highways (numbers 2-39 and 41, not including those already classified as trunk. Generally, these are class 1 roads drawn in red on the rural road class PDF linked above.).

Secondary

  • Provincial highways (numbers 40 and 42-99. Green or blue on rural road class PDF above.)
  • Main routes through cities that are dual-carriageway with speed limits typically 60km/h or above even if they are not a highway route through the city.

Tertiary

  • Provincial highways (numbers >= 100. Orange or pink on rural road class PDF.)
  • Township roads, range roads, concession roads, and regional roads.
  • Dominant roads in suburban areas generally with speed limits of 50 to 60km/h. (ex. for the residential road that is wider than others and leads to the traffic signal to leave the neighbourhood.)

Unclassified

  • Normal roads in non-residential areas.
  • Rural roads that are not part of the numbered highway system and grid roads. In Saskatchewan, grid roads are north/south or east/west roads spaced at 1 mile (1.6km) intervals. See: w:Dominion Land Survey. Make sure to tag gravel grid roads as surface=unpaved.

Residential

  • Mark residential roads as residential. Consider promotion to tertiary were applicable.

Service

  • Use for roads that provide access to businesses and for alleys.

Notes

  • Highways should get a surface tag indicating paved or unpaved. If there is no surface tag, the assumption is paved.
  • Highways with one lane in each direction should be tagged as lanes=2, highways with two lanes in each direction should be tagged as lanes=4, etc. A divided highway with two lanes on each carriageway should have two separate ways, each tagged with lanes=2. If there is no lanes tag, the assumption is 2. This follows precisely the tagging procedure described at Key:lanes.
  • All highways should have ref tags added indicating the highway/road number. Those that are named (e.g. the Trans-Canada highway, the Yellowhead, Louis Riel Trail) should also have name tags.

Downloads

The Garmin MapSource (Windows) Installer file is available here http://www.mediafire.com/file/wd14gl2zgzj/OSM Routable Sask 30 April 2010.exe created from the OSM download of the outline of the province from http://downloads.cloudmade.com/north_america/canada/saskatchewan#downloads_breadcrumbs

Notes

  1. "Rural Road Classification" Last accessed: 12/30/2013
  2. "National Highway System 2012-2013" Last accessed: 12/30/2013



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