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Specifies road standard in Russia, Kazakhstan and some other CIS countries. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Status: in use


Road standards in Russia, Kazakhstan and some other CIS countries. It specifies materials used, profile, width, thickness, curvature and other design and safety standards.

Value is number 1 to 5. Country prefix is added just in case the key has different meaning in other countries, e.g. highway:category=kz:3;ru:3

Note highway=* value means road importance while highway:category=* describes road design. Combined with smoothness=* it gives a good overview of road condition.

Note: Also can be use as highway:category:en=*, highway:category:ru=*, highway:category:pl=*, etc.

Категории автомобильных дорог