Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|latitude: -33.8626, longitude: 151.209|
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OpenStreetMapping in Sydney
What the Freeways are Called
|Official Name||Official Reference||Common/Other Names||OSM Name||OSM Reference||Street Sign Name (Black on White)||Description|
|M2 Hills Motorway||M2||M2, M2 Motorway||M2 Hills Motorway||MR2||Motorway||North Ryde to Windsor|
|Western Motorway||M4||F4, Western Freeway||Western Motorway||M4||Concord Rd to Lapstone Hill|
|South Western Motorway||M5||M5 East, F5, Southwestern Motorway||South Western Motorway||M5||M5 Motorway||Airport tunnel to Casula|
|Hume Freeway||M31||M5||Hume Freeway||M31||Casula to Mittagong Bypass|
|Westlink M7||M7||M7||Westlink M7||M7||Motorway||Prestons to Baulkham Hills|
|Pacific Motorway||M1||F3, F3 Freeway, Sydney-Newcastle Freeway||Pacific Motorway||M1||Freeway||Wahroonga to Newcastle|
|Southern Freeway||M1||F6, F6 Freeway, Princess Highway||Southern Freeway||NR1||Freeway||Waterfall to Bulli Tops|
|Gore Hill Freeway||M1||NR11, Gore Hill Expressway||Gore Hill Freeway||MR1||Artarmon to Warringah Freeway|
|Warringah Freeway||M1||NR1, Warringah Expressway||Warringah Freeway||MR1||Gore Hill Freeway to Harbour Bridge (Nth)|
|Cahill Expressway||M1||NR1, Cahill Freeway||Cahill Expressway||MR1||Harbour Bridge (Nth) to Eastern Distributor|
|Eastern Distributor||M1||Eastern Distributor||MR1||Cahill Expressway to Southern Cross Drive|
|Western Distributor||A4||Western Distributor||Harbour Bridge (Sth) to Victoria Road|
What is a Motorway
The roads listed above are the Sydney Motorways/Freeways - even though some other short sections of road have freeway conditions for short periods. Draw those roads dual carriageway roads (Primary for main roads, Trunk for metroads).
High resolution LPI NSW Imagery is available covering the entirety of Greater Sydney, and of New South Wales. Sydney imagery is generally of higher quality compared to other sources. LPI NSW Imagery is the default imagery for the iD editor. Cloud cover and stitching errors is of very little occurrence, however re-alignment of imagery is generally still required.
High resolution Bing imagery is available for all of the Sydney metropolitan area. Bing imagery has been out of alignment by about 3 metres through most of the metropolitan areas since the redaction. Some of the northern suburbs are cloud covered. Often cloud free imagery is available at different resolutions. For more details see the Bing page.
The Mapbox imagery is well aligned but often does not have the highres imagery that Bing does. You can use Mapbox imagery to align the Bing imagery when required.
As per the Bing conventions, use source=Bing when tracing Bing imagery.
I want to help. What should I do?
There are still some streets that can be mapped from aerial imagery. However, many streets need to be surveyed, both to confirm the imagery and to capture street names, particularly in Western Sydney.
- Sutherland Bus Interchange - I have been told that buses travel in the opposite direction that the map currently indicates. PaulSchulz