Key:tracktype

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Description
Provides a classification of tracks.
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodes
may be used on ways
should not be used on areas
use on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Status: Aproved Help translate this into your language!

Usage

Tracktype is a measure of how well-maintained a track or other minor road is, particularly regarding surface firmness. It usually applies to highway=track but is often used for non-tracks too, especially in less-developed places where many main roads are unpaved. The proposal from which this key originates may be found at Proposed features/grade1-5. The proposal was voted on, but was standardised primarily because of its widespread use.

tracktype=* is rendered on the Standard layer on the main OSM site, as an elaboration on just highway=track, which is contradictory to its proposal.

surface=* refers to surface material and sometimes to material structure. It may suggest a track type sometimes, but because the same surface material/structure can exhibit various degrees of firmness, it is still advisable to add tracktype=*.

smoothness=* is also an important surface property and refers to surface regularity/flatness, regardless of material.

Values

See below for tag values for 'tracktype':


Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
tracktype grade1 Way Solid. Usually a paved or heavily compacted hardcore surface.
Mapnik-tracktype-grade1.png
Surface grade1.jpg
tracktype grade2 Way Mostly solid. Usually an unpaved track with surface of gravel mixed with a varying amount of sand, silt, and clay. See Wikipedia Gravel road on Wikipedia.
Mapnik-tracktype-grade2.png
Surface grade2.jpg
tracktype grade3 Way Even mixture of hard and soft materials. Almost always an unpaved track.
Mapnik-tracktype-grade3.png
Surface grade3.jpg
tracktype grade4 Way Mostly soft. Almost always an unpaved track prominently with soil/sand/grass, but with some hard materials, or compressed materials mixed in.
Mapnik-tracktype-grade4.png
Surface grade4.jpg
tracktype grade5 Way Soft. Almost always an unpaved track lacking hard materials, uncompacted, subtle on the landscape, with surface of soil/sand/grass.
Mapnik-tracktype-grade5.png
Surface grade5.jpg

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