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#1 2019-08-13 22:26:46

andrewwiseman
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Registered: 2017-02-28
Posts: 41

Road network improvements in Malaysia

Hello, this is Andrew again from the Apple Maps team. My team is interested in doing some work on the road network in Malaysia on OpenStreetMap, things like adding missing roads, making sure roads connect properly, fixing incorrect alignments, ensuring road classifications are consistent, and other similar issues. We may also do some improvements to other data such as coastlines, water, and others if we find issues, but the main focus to start is roads.

Are there places you know of that need improvement or types of problems you see frequently? Also I saw these guidelines about road classifications, are they the most recent classifications used by the community, or are there any others we should be aware of? https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mal … ds_Tagging. We are also aware of the other organized projects in the area.

We have a Github page here about the project: https://github.com/osmlab/appledata/issues/150

Please let me know if you have any suggestions or feedback.

Thank you,
Andrew
Apple, Inc.

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#2 2019-08-14 13:27:15

kucai
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Registered: 2011-11-08
Posts: 180

Re: Road network improvements in Malaysia

Quite a few places probably gonna need a highway reclassification (downgrade) since many used primary as the tag. Local mappers have the tendency to equate primary as the busy/big road where they live instead of following the intent of of the classification. Happens even in big cities such as Shah Alam which have a lot of primary classifications.  However, nobody has the courage (yet!) to correct them, in addition to the large area involved.

Wish you all the best.

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#3 2019-08-14 17:51:45

Bernhard Hiller
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Registered: 2011-05-10
Posts: 838

Re: Road network improvements in Malaysia

andrewwiseman wrote:

making sure roads connect properly

Take care of special settlements/neighborhoods which are surrounded by a wall: often there seem to be many connections to nearby roads, but actually there's a single entrance only.

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#4 2019-08-15 15:39:12

andrewwiseman
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Registered: 2017-02-28
Posts: 41

Re: Road network improvements in Malaysia

Thanks both, this is really helpful feedback.

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