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Floridaeditor Tagging Ideas


Speed limit above 55 mph, except through urban centers. Link on and off of roads with motorway_link. No at-grades whatsoever, even for official use. The exception is u-turns.


Properties include

  • speed limit above 35 mph
  • divided with a median for at least most of its lifespan, however, this is a property only to be excluded if the road meets all other qualities.
  • very few if any at-grade intersections (maximum of about 5 per county)

Also remember that if a trunk has few at-grades for about 5 miles, but for 10 miles it has many, split the way to trunk<freeway properties>-primary<many intersections> or lower. A great example of this is Pineda Causeway.


This should be any road that is a major thoroughfare through the city or links two towns or cities that both of the populations are above 25,000. If it links 3 or more towns, cities, or even hamlets, it deserves the primary tag.


This should be any road that is a major/moderate thoroughfare through the city, or links two towns, cities, or hamlets. If it links two towns or cities that both have a population of 25,000 or more, it should be upgraded to primary. If it links 3 towns, cities, or hamlets, it should be upgraded to primary. (UPDATE) This could connect two villages with a population of 10,000 or less, as long as the roads both stem off of a secondary+.


This should be any road that is a minor thoroughfare through the city, or has many unclassifieds/residentials intersecting it, is longer than the majority of the roads in the neighborhood, and also ends at a road that is graded tertiary or higher. If the road continues past the tertiary+ and then ends at a residential, split the way into tertiary->residential. Also could connect a hamlet to a town, as long as the road starts in the town and dead-ends at the hamlet.


This should be any road that ranks lower than a tertiary, but has more businesses/industrials than houses. Also could connect two hamlets, as long as the road starts in one hamlet and dead-ends in the other.


This should be any road that ranks lower than a tertiary, but has predominantly(85<%) houses. Speed limit generally 25-35. Note TIGER inputs screwed up and added a lot of residentials, lots of these could convert to unclassifieds. This should also be used instead of highway=service for access to residential roads.

(Unmaintained) Tracks

This should be a road through an undeveloped property. Doesn't necessarily have public access. Add tracktype.

Pedestrian streets vs. Foot Paths

Pedestrian streets should only occur in downtown areas, theme parks, and should be as wide as a one-way road at least. See St. Augustine's downtown area for a good example. Foot Paths should be anything else.

Living streets

If the speed limit is unspecified or set to something like 10, or 15, and the road is paved and ends in a cul-de-sac, use this. Set speed limit to 15. Otherwise use residential road.

Service Roads

Any road that is primarily used for access/parking.

(Originally made December 5th)

Swamp Classifications

See here.


Tag leisure=courtyard I see people use deprecated "common" so I think courtyard should be better.

Everything else

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