Lithuania/idiosyncratic mapping

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You can use a Google machine translation to understand the content of this page roughly if you cannot read English.

Some mapping practices in Lithuania are unusual by worldwide standards.

Highway classification

The highway=* tag for roads may vary erratically where there are short stretches of paving on an otherwise unpaved road (for instance bridges). For more info see [1][2][3][4]

  • As of 6 June 2022 these discrepancies have disappeared from the map.

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Street names

Names of streets may be abbreviated contrary to usual OSM practice.

Overpass queries

River areas

River areas are mapped with waterway=riverbank instead of natural=water+water=river. This includes rivers on borders with countries where other river areas are entirely mapped as natural=water+water=river.

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Sidewalks near a road may not be mapped with separate ways [1]


  1. Changeset comments by user Tomas Straupis[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]