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#1 2011-01-14 02:08:04

peterpuk
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From: South Australia
Registered: 2010-07-19
Posts: 20

Road Classifications

Hi All,

Can someone please confirm the classification of a gravel road (unpaved) that runs through the rural areas?

I have seen them tagged as unclassified or residential (both of which render as a white road). However I have also got the impression they might have to be tertiary, but this renders as a yellow road which doesn't look correct.

These roads just criss-cross through farmland or nature-reserves, and between other classified roads (eg. secondary,etc).

At this stage I will simply tag them as residential, even though this does not seem correct. It will be a pain to change later.:(

PleaseNote: I have read the Australian Tagging Guidelines, but this area is still unclear to me.

Thanks in advance

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#2 2011-01-26 01:32:47

JohnSmith
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Registered: 2009-12-22
Posts: 8

Re: Road Classifications

peterpuk wrote:

Can someone please confirm the classification of a gravel road (unpaved) that runs through the rural areas?

You are probably confused because you are looking at 2 things at once. The classification is based on other criteria, such as how important the road is to the area, where as surface material is indicated with the surface=* tag.

If you know the surface material, you can specify it, eg surface=gravel or surface=dirt etc, if you don't you can use surface=unpaved

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#3 2011-02-02 07:53:19

peterpuk
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From: South Australia
Registered: 2010-07-19
Posts: 20

Re: Road Classifications

Thanks John,

I see that the purpose of the road is the primary consideration, regardless of surface, but to be quite honest I think that many of them are simply shortcuts between roads that should be tertiary (which renders yellow and looks wrong). Do we really use tertiary as a classification in australia?

I've mapped about 10 towns on the Yorke Peninsula in SA (with more to come end Feb) and it's only those shortcuts that confuse me.

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#4 2015-01-05 02:17:13

Glenhope1
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Registered: 2015-01-05
Posts: 6

Re: Road Classifications

From what I can see done already, minor country roads are marked as "Unclassified".

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