Kurzov Special Bliki Log #001 (November 30th, 2017)

Posted by Katav on 30 November 2017 in English (English)

Kurzov's use of cancelled:()=yes

I use the key-value combination cancelled:()=yes (alternatively, I also use highway=cancelled and cancelled=()) for roads or other features that were planned but never built due to environmental petition, community action, lack of funding, etc, etc...

For example, the Sakatia Ring Road (also referred to as the SRR, pronounced 'serr') in Sakatia, Levarrie was planned to be a full trunk road all the way around the Sakatia metro area, but was either never envisioned or cancelled before the road's building, leaving Sakatians with a non-grade separated but divided highway through the south side of the downtown area, and a grade-separated partial bypass on the rest of the Ring Road.

For the cancelled "Colosseum Extension" of the SRR, I used the tags,

  • highway=cancelled
  • cancelled=trunk
  • cancelled:name=Sakatia Ring Road
  • start_date=1994
  • end_date=1997

Please tell me what you think. Or something like that. I dunno.

~ Kurzov/Katav

(edit: thanks markdown, I had to use "()" in place of an asterisk)

Comment from Litvania on 30 November 2017 at 19:28



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Comment from TheHolyEpicpenguin on 30 November 2017 at 20:38

There's also a reason the forums exist, lol

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Comment from eklas on 1 December 2017 at 18:26

Hi, third time is the charm they say so I'm actually going to write a sensible topical comment unlike the two above.

I would personally not map cancelled roads or other projects, because it doesn't comply with the standards used by OSM, which I follow by default when mapping. Highway=canceled isn't even an official parameter and JOSM will display a warning while uploading it.

You should always map what actually exists, or is set to exist. Unfinished construction can be drawn nicely using the landuse=* or natural=* tags - like here, the never finished highway from Wroclaw to Vienna.

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