Prince Edward Island
This page contains information relating to mapping activity that is specific to the Prince Edward Island Canada.
Highway Tagging In Prince Edward Island
|highway||primary||Trans-Canada highway (Route 1), and Routes 1A and 2 only.|
|highway||secondary||One and two-digit routes - i.e. Route 6, Route 12|
|highway||tertiary||Three-digital rural routes (i.e. Route 225) and, in urban areas, significant urban roads that are not numbered (i.e. North River Road in Charlottetown)|
|highway||residential||Residential streets in urban areas, towns and villages.|
|highway||service||generally for access to a building, motorway service station, beach, campsite, industrial estate, business park, etc. This is also commonly used for access to parking and trash collection. Sometimes called an alley, particularly in the US.|
|highway||track||roads for agricultural use, gravel roads in the forest etc.; usually unpaved/unsealed but may occasionally apply to paved tracks as well, see discussion of "tracktype" below.
|highway||pedestrian||For Roads , i.e. mainly/exclusively for pedestrians /Shopping Areas. Also for tagging squares and plazas, therefore add area=yes.|
|highway||services||A service station to get food and eat something, often found at motorways.
|highway||path||A non-specific or shared-use path.|
|highway||cycleway||Shortcut for highway=path cycleway=designated -> For designated cycleways, i.e. mainly/exclusively for bicycles. If pedestrians are allowed as well, you can indicate this by adding a foot=yes or foot=designated tag as appropriate.|
|highway||footway||Shortcut for highway=path foot=designated -> For designated footpaths, i.e. mainly/exclusively for pedestrians. This includes walking tracks and gravel paths. If bicycles are allowed as well, you can indicate this by adding a bicycle=yes tag.
|highway||bridleway||Shortcut for highway=path horse=designated -> For horses, (in the UK, these are rights of way for pedestrians, horse-riders and cyclists).
|highway||steps||For flights of steps on footways.
|highway||mini_roundabout||Very small roundabouts only, larger ones should be junction=roundabout. In the UK, mini-roundabouts have a circular sign with a blue background, instead of the usual triangular sign
Rendered as anti-clockwise by default. To render clockwise add the tag direction=clockwise.
|highway||stop||A stop sign|
|highway||traffic_signals||Lights that control the traffic|
|highway||crossing||Pedestrians can cross a street here - e.g. zebra crossing.
|highway||gate||* Remember to close the gate. A courtesy, and a recomendation by the land owner and the local trails association.
|barrier||stile||Allow pedestrians to cross a wall or fence.
|highway||cattle_grid||Bars in the road surface that allow wheeled vehicles but not animals to cross. Sometimes known as a Texas Gate, even outside of Texas.
|highway||toll_booth||A road usage toll or fee is collected here|
|incline||User defined||slope or hill, may encounter slow moving trucks.|
|highway||ford||The road crosses a stream or river, vehicles must enter the water node.
|highway||bus_stop||A small bus stop. Larger stations should be tagged as amenity=bus_station instead.|
|highway||turning_circle||A Turning circle is a rounded, widened area usually, but not necessarily, at the end of a road to facilitate easier turning of a vehicle.
|highway||construction||For roads under construction, use with construction=*
FIXME: --acrosscanadatrails 02:23, 17 July 2008 (UTC) perhaps adding a tag with the date of estimated completion, so then after that date that section can be physically checked. Note: When mapping these, please also map the detour route. :)
|construction||User Defined||Any linear highway object may be added, e.g. construction=motorway. Use with highway=construction|
|junction||roundabout||This automatically implies oneway=yes, the oneway direction is defined by the sequential ordering of nodes within the Way. This applies on a way, tagged with highway=* already.|
|highway||motorway_junction||Indicates a junction (UK) or exit (US) ref should be set to the exit number or junction identifier. (Some roads - e.g. the A14 - also carry junction numbers, so the tag may be encountered elsewhere despite its name)|
|traffic_calming||yes||To tag road features that are designed to slow down traffic in residential areas.|
|traffic_calming||User Defined||See Taginfo or Key:traffic_calming for more used values.|
This table is a wiki template with a default description in English. Editable here.
A spring 2023 project used GPS surveys of Prince Edward Island hiking trails to add or update trails in OpenStreetMap; source files and documentation for this project are available. As part of this project:
- Trail ways were updated with surface tags and segment names, and routes updated:
- For trails with named segments, the name was set to the segment, for example "Blue Loop."
- For trails without named segments, the name was set to the name of the trail itself, for example "Upton Farmlands Trail."
- "T_Type=Natural*" became surface=dirt.
- "T_Type=Boardwalk" became surface=wood.
- "T_Type=Hard*" became surface=asphalt.
- "T_Type=Improved*" became surface=gravel.
- yes for all trails
- yes for multi-use trails and trails specifically designated for cycling.
- Connections to roads and parking lots were added, where applicable.
- For new trails, new relations were created; for existing trails, existing relations were preserved, with tags, and routes replaced. For each relation, the following tags were set:
- The name of the trail, for example "Upton Farmlands Trail".
- Island Trails for Island Trails-managed trails or the third-party manager when identified.
- Super-relations were created for Island Trails-managed trails and for Demonstration Woodlot trails.
In total 11 Island Trails-managed trails and 51 other trails were updated.
Cities/Towns (by population)
The Garmin MapSource (Windows) Installer file is available here http://www.mediafire.com/file/hlwdzjw5fmo/OSM Routable PEI 30 April 2010.exe created from the OSM download of the outline of the province from http://downloads.cloudmade.com/north_america/canada/pr_edwrd_island#downloads_breadcrumbs
CanVec Garmin IMG files
user:Acrosscanadatrails is creating Routable Garmin Maps out of the CanVec OSM files. The area it organized by NTS Tile System and is available to download in the http://www.mediafire.com/acrosscanadatrails NTS Grid (all data) folder. These zip files contain the original OSM files, and the Quad-tree tiling (smaller tiles) as well as the combined IMG file. The file needs to be changed to just 8 numbers or GMAPSUPP.img for it to work in the device.
- 001L06 (north of Charlottetown) can downloaded here