Talk:Key:tracktype/Archive 1

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Why is 'track' in the key and 'grade' in the value? Wouldn't it be more logical to use: grade=1..5. For me that makes much more sense. We already know it is about a track.

Indeed! What about paths? Also there grade=2 would be usefull. I vote for changing that! --Derstefan 18:03, 9 April 2011 (BST)

What is the meaning of a grade list?

In TagWatch there are many mixed tracktypes like "grade3;grade5" or "grade3; grade1; grade2". I have no idea what this is supposed to mean. Except that it is ignored by the renderers. Any ideas what the intention of these is? --Nop 10:20, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

It means the person who mapped it, either doesn't now, or the track varies, and they havn't split up the data accordingly. It should really be one grade with additional notes=. Ben 13:55, 6 January 2010 (UTC)
If two tracks are joined, then such values may appear ... --Mueck 01:22, 8 August 2010 (BST)


grade4 and grade5 are rendered with a slightly thicker line than grade3. This makes them more visible on the map, especially grade4 looks much stronger than grade3. Could you make lines thinner for grade4 and grade5? Also grade4 should rather be rendered with only short dashes (of length between grade3 and grade5) and not as dot-dash. And for grade5 the dashes should be even shorter - dot-like. Possible? Thanks in advance. -- *Martin* 7 November 2010

Rendering and grades

Grades... Single track and double track? Very useful, eg. double track, a car can use it - single track, a car can not. (Footpath, cycleway and bridleway by title would seem to exclude motorbikes!) Maybe this comment should go under highway rather than tracktype though...

Also agree with comments for further grades for 4x4... It's not just about how well the track is maintained/quality of surface, e.g. a part compacted mixed surface track on the flat may be fine for a 2wd car - but not if it's on a steep slope.

Just to add, re. the rendering comment above, yes - the rendering difference between the grades doesn't always help with the impression of a decrease in quality of track. This could be done better with dash width and spacing.

Remove "subtle on the landscape" for grade5

Tracktype ist about "well-maintained" and "surface firmness", not about visibility. This was discussed in the german community here and here.--Jojo4u (talk) 15:59, 27 July 2015 (UTC)