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To open the discussions:

This subject is probably relevant to many other urban ares, but since I am mapping Nairobi this is the place to start.

Residential roads within gated communities

In Nairobi there are many of these, in fact, it seems that every new development is constructed as a compound with a number of houses/blocks all surrounded by a wall and security. When this is mapped however, I find that highway=residential looks awful - the roads are too "fat" at some zoom levels. Example: [1]

So I have experimented and found that highway=service renders much nicer. Also, these "roads" are not really part of the "grid" and I will bet that all are private. I propose that we do this in all of Nairobi. Example: [2] Here I have edited the estate development "Golf Course II" only

There are other issues to discuss on how to map these gated communities (suburb or location, access permissitive or restricted, walls, amenities, etc.). An experiment is here:[3] Guess who lives there

--Bo robert pedersen 17:23, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

I agree that they render poorly. However, they really are "residential" and not service roads. I know that in my "estate" and almost all the Ngumo area estates, that the gates are technically illegal as they are all on public access roads. The city is responsible to maintain the roads and the lighting within the estate (although they do not do it). I think this is really an issue with the renderer as the underlying data is correct. They are residential roads. This cannot be the only place in the world where the roads are so tight.
--17:11, 30 December 2009 (UTC)PZastoupil
I was doing some mapping while staying with my parents in California, and I noticed that some apartment and condo complexes had roads marked highway=living_street (Living_street). Perhaps that is the way we should go with the estates.
PZastoupil 04:48, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Simple Guide to MapKibera import cleanup

I did a few clean-ups but it is a bit difficult for remote mappers to decide what should be deleted. For example, most streams are duplicated. How do I decide which stream trace is better? As I am not familiar with the area, the default yahoo might be old as well.

For now, I will simply do some typo corrections. Maning 09:51, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

General Tracing from Sat Images

Just a reminder to use Bing aerial imagery now instead of Yahoo. I have been trying to add in more roads from satellite where there is little or no existing data. These need local knowledge for names and possibly changing of way type. --Dalep 01:39, 24 September 2012 (BST)