new tags in Mapnik

Posted by Dion Dock on 27 July 2009 in English (English)

I see Mapnik now renders highway=unsurfaced and highway=raceway. (Update 1-aug-2009: corrected tags.)

The former works out pretty well since I often want to know whether I can ride my road bike on it. I think of highway=track as a dirt road.

The latter isn't really all that important, but it helped me with Portland International Raceway. Initially, I took a look at either Hockenheim or the Nurbringring. They had the track labelled access=permissive and oneway=yes. It kind of made sense, although it seemed like it could also be access=private. That said, a separate tag for a racetrack just feels like a better solution.

Comment from Biogenesis_ on 27 July 2009 at 10:43

surface=unpaved is what I've been using for unpaved roads which aren't tracks. This would be great for Australian rendering as we've got a lot of unpaved road in rural areas.

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Comment from smsm1 on 27 July 2009 at 15:01

I've been using highway=residential/service/unclassified and the surface=unsurfaced/unpaved tags.

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Comment from davetoo on 29 July 2009 at 06:18

I've mapped a few racetracks that I use around here, but the other day I I ran into the question: What about private test-tracks? There's an auto plant a few miles from me (NUMMI, in Fremont CA) that has a test track, and I wasn't sure how to label it.

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Comment from Dion Dock on 5 August 2009 at 00:57

Thanks for the comments!

davetoo: You could add access=private. Is it really a race track if it doesn't have races on it?

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