User:Hawke

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Currently working on central Wisconsin - or wherever I go with my GPS.

I'd like to see some cleanup of certain map features.

My ideal tagging scheme

Route

route is the first level of distinction for anything meant for someone to travel along.

route=road/path/water/rail

road
Any route primarily intended for use by an automobile.
path
Any land route not primarily intended for use by an automobile.
water
Any route through water.
rail
Any route for a railroad.

Road

road distinguishes various types of roads intended for automobile.

road=motorway/trunk/primary/secondary/tertiary/unclassified/service/driveway/track/4wd

motorway
Limited access (motor vehicles only), separated-grade crossings, minimum speeds.
trunk
Same, but crossings are not separated-grade.
primary
 ?? -- UK "A" roads
secondary
 ?? -- UK "B" roads, US "county highway" and most "state highway"
tertiary
 ?? -- other "significant" roads.
unclassified
 ?? -- the most basic road type.
service
"special" access roads. Generally intended for access to a specific thing, such as trash collection, parking, campground, cemetery.
driveway
roads intended for access to a single residence, or perhaps a small collection of residences.
track
 ?? -- unpaved, "off-road" roads. Needs to be better-defined. Not all unpaved roads are "track" -- unless a gravel surface is considered paved.
4wd
roads that require a 4-wheel-drive vehicle with high ground clearance to use. 4wd requirement is not absolute, and using these roads at all is risky.

Path

path distinguishes various narrow paths, generally one or two meters wide, unsuitable for automobiles.

path=paved/trail/marked

paved
self-explanatory?
trail
any path that is unpaved.
marked
path may not be visible, or may be hard to see. It is marked only with cairns, blazes, painted symbols, simple distinctively-colored or -shaped symbols.

Rail

rail describes the types of railway

rail=main/tram/light/preserved/disused/narrow/incline/unknown

main
main line of the railway
tram
generally within a city, basically buses on rails.
light
smaller train systems, including subways/"El" trains/"tube"/"underground". May be above or underground
preserved
section of rail maintained only or primarily to run historic trains
disused
A section of rail which is no longer used, but has not been removed.
narrow
A section of rail using a non-standard, narrow gauge (spacing between rails)
incline
A section of rail on an incline, requiring special driving mechanisms for the train, including cog or cable drive.
monorail
A train using only a single rail.

Network

network ties together a collection of routes that are all part of a single system.

network=arbitrary name(BART, London Underground, National Cycle Network, Green Circle Trail, Yellowstone Trail). Names should be unique if possible. If a route is part of multiple networks, the network names should be separated by semicolons. (or if possible in future, multiple network= values)

Uses

Values: highway/designated/permissive/private/unknown/forbidden

highway
public right of way for the given mode of transport. In some places it may be illegal to impede traffic along this route.
designated
intended to be used by the given mode of transport.
permissive
general permission has been given for use of the route by the given mode of transport.
private
permission must be requested before use by the given mode of transport.
unknown
self-explanatory
forbidden
the given mode of transport is forbidden to use this route.
  • use:foot
  • use:bicycle
  • use:horse
  • use:motorcycle
  • use:snowmobile
  • use:x-c ski
  • use:alpine ski
  • use:car
  • use:van/'goods'
  • use:bus
  • use:semi/lorry/'hgv'(Heavy Goods Vehicle)
  • use:motorboat

Features

Values: yes/no

  • feature:bridge
  • feature:steps
  • feature:boardwalk
  • feature:incline
  • feature:crossing
  • feature:traffic_signal

Barriers

Values:yes/no

  • feature:barrier:cattle_grid
  • feature:barrier:ford
  • feature:barrier:stile
  • feature:barrier:gate
  • feature:barrier:toll_booth
  • feature:barrier:sign:stop
  • feature:barrier:sign:yield

Notes

I think it is important to have some way of indicating

  • what sort of traffic is legally allowed to use a given way
  • what sort of traffic is physically capable of using a given way (e.g. bicycles on stairs will have some trouble, motorcars trying to use a way that's only 1m wide will have some trouble, etc.)
  • what sort of traffic is intended to use a given way (i.e. while all roads may be legally and physically passable by bicycle (horse, semi/hgv/lorry, etc.) only some of them are intended for use by that.

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