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US tagging

See proposed US highway tagging at Talk:Highway_tag_usage --SiliconFiend 19:23, 8 October 2007 (BST)


This article seems to duplicate and contradict other information on the wiki. I proposed to reduce this page to a set of links to the main articles that cover the issues. Any objections? PeterIto 12:57, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Agreed, I think it need a good clean, although i'm not sure how to do it as many discussions and debates relating to roads appear to be ongoing. Martin Renvoize 09:42, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Ref for junction number?

It seems to be a bad idea to use ref on a link for the junction number. We have highway=motorway_junction on the beginning node for this, and it causes a conflict sometimes when the link also carries a numbered route. --NE2 01:05, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Since nobody's responded, I'm removing this. --NE2 08:41, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Detailed geometries for roads?

I am wondering how to best represent the real dimensions of roads, pavements etc at building-level (MasterMap-like) detail.

If i turn segments of roads into areas, is that likely to break various routing or rendering applications which expect there to be a way?

Any advice much apprec. Metazool 23:53, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Don't turn roads into areas, unless they're town squares or the like (in which case you use area=*). You can use landuse=highway or something similar. (Don't use the ambiguous term pavement; in the U.S. pavement means tarmac.) Do you really have enough precision to map both edges of the pavement/sidewalk/walkway? It may be better to use width=*. --NE2 00:13, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Move to Highway

Any thoughts about moving Highways to Highway? It appears Highways is the main page with Highway redirecting to Key:highway which is type of sub-main page, but instead a main page for the key. While searching for 'Highways' from a practical point of view makes sense. I believe it could easily be skipped while searching for a the main page, and by mistake thinking 'Highway' as the main page. Unless someone doesn't see the link to 'Highways' on the 'Highway' page they may never know. I feel that if its moved to 'Highway' with 'Highways' redirecting to 'Highway' that people will have an easier time reaching the introduction page. This also makes sense since the key value is 'highway' which one would think that most people would be searching for the term 'highway' and not 'highways' --Frankthetankk (talk) 20:40, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Direction: start at km 0

Mention to make sure when drawing highways that the direction starts from kilometer 0 (or lowest km.) and not the other way around. Jidanni (talk) 03:13, 14 June 2019 (UTC)