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Driveways

Posted by N5VTD on 28 February 2009 in English (English)

Editing driveways out.

Location: South Mill Creek Road, Hamilton County, Indiana, 46062, United States of America

Comment from Paul Johnson on 28 February 2009 at 16:28

Why not leave 'em in as tracks and label them access=private?

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Comment from N5VTD on 28 February 2009 at 19:18

I'm looking at the map as a road map. One that all pepole have access to.
What value do you see in leaving them in? If so do we add driveways?
Some driveways are three cars long others are thousands of feet long. Based on what I've seen one driveway does not exist any more. And another is only pariatlly drawn.

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Comment from David Martin on 28 February 2009 at 20:50

What value do you see in taking them out? Driveways are features that can help navigate. If they are there, leave them in. If they are wrong, correct them.

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Comment from chillly on 28 February 2009 at 21:19

The data is so much more than just a road map. Tag the driveways as tracks, or service or invent a tag to mark them, but don't delete them if they are in the right place.

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Comment from ryanr on 1 March 2009 at 05:02

if you look at most commercial maps, digital or paper, they don't have driveways. the TIGER/Line files have some driveways, but those tend to be long, >200 feet, and in rural areas. i think it's safe to say that a roadmap should include all publicly accessible roads, until you reach a mailbox. anything past a mailbox, i.e. anything beyond where the u.s. mail service goes, is private drive. i think we've got a tough enough job getting all roads, facilities, and p.o.i.'s on the u.s. map, w/o the burden of driveways.

the only place you're likely to see all private driveways is on an aerial image.

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Comment from Paul Johnson on 1 March 2009 at 06:33

I'm not saying you should actively seek out and map driveways. I don't think anybody is here to make that claim. But why actively seek and destroy?

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Comment from mapryan on 1 March 2009 at 12:50

I'm in central France at the moment, and all the driveways are on the Tomtom I've got. They're really useful when you're navigating.

I'd say leave them in

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Comment from alv on 2 March 2009 at 07:41

If you look at most (state) mapping agency produced map databases, they do have driveways. There's so much more to maps than the "public roads for routing" - yet mapping of which is the first objective. Leave them in, someone will eventually (could be years but anyway) add them again.

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