Road types

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Freeway

 Freeway 

Freeways (FW) are all roads with an E-number.

Truck Roads E7, E30, E75 and other 2-way segment E-roads without a central barrier are exceptions.

Attributes:

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Naming of Freeways: Please refer to Names

Examples:

  • E11 - Sh Zayed Rd, No city, United Arab Emirates


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Ramp

 Ramp 

Roads which connect roadways to other roadways as part of an interchange. This includes all freeway exits and entrances.

Attributes:

Street City Lock
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Naming of Ramps: Please refer to Names

Examples:

  • Exit 39 - D63 > Jumeira
  • Exit 22 > D69 - Al Meydan St

Major Highway

 Major Highway 

Major Highways (MH) are all roads with a D - , F - , S - number and main roads outside cities. Two-way segment E-roads, E-labelled Truck Roads and E-labelled roads within cities.

Attributes:

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Examples:

  • D54 - Sh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St, No city, United Arab Emirates
  • E30 - Al Rawdah Truck Rd, No city, United Arab Emirates

Minor Highway

 Minor Highway 

Minor Highways (mH) are all roads with a D- , F- , S-number and main roads within cities. Two-way segment important connections outside cities.

Attributes:

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Examples:

  • D94 - Jumeira St, Jumeirah 3 جميرا, United Arab Emirates
  • Sultan Bin Zayed The First St, Al Nahyan آل نَهيان, United Arab Emirates


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Primary Street

 Primary Street 

Primary Street (PS) is used for main and other important roads inside and out of the city area.

Attributes:

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Naming: Please refer to Names

Examples:

  • Al Sohool St, The Springs 2 الينابيع, United Arab Emirates

Street

 Street 

Street (St) is the basic road type, most commonly used in (sub)urban areas, industrial zones, country roads.

If applicable check the unpaved attribute instead of using the Off-road/Not Maintained road type.

Attributes:

Street City Lock
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Naming: Please refer to Names

Examples:

  • 43A Street, Al Quoz 4 القوز, United Arab Emirates
  • Al Hamra St, Jumeirah 3 جميرا, United Arab Emirates

Narrow Street

 Narrow Street 

Narrow streets are drivable, but hard to access by car. It's the kind of roads that are so narrow, you'd rather not get a route through when driving, unless it is significantly faster. However, as a motorcycle, narrow streets are convenient for navigation. Narrow Streets have a penalty for private cars and taxis between 5-10 minutes. Their default driving speed is 10kph until speed data is collected.

Attributes:

Street City Lock
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Naming: Please refer to Names

Offroad / Not-Maintained

 Off-road / Not maintained 

A road that is physically impossible to drive by a normal sedan and should be avoided when possible. The routing server will also add a 3 hour penalty to such segments, so they will only be picked when there is absolutely no alternative available. All other regular dirt roads, that are still drivable with a standard sedan, should be of the ROAD TYPE Street with the Unpaved attribute checked

Attributes:

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Parking Lot Road

 Parking Lot Road 

Parking Lot Roads (PLRs) are used for:

  • Roads in Parking lots. (for large, small and single road parking lots)
  • Roads through Gas stations
  • Drive-Through roads

They must also be used for the entrance and exit roads connecting the above features to freeways, service areas and regular roads. Routing on these roads has a penalty, and they will only be routed when your destination is on them, or if there is no alternative.

Attributes:

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  • Do NOT add a street name. ONLY when the Parking Lot Road has an official name, it can be entered. Please don't use names like 'Mall Parking'. This way street names will not be shown multiple times on the map. The name of a Parking Lot can be added to a Parking Lot Place.
  • Do NOT lock. Unless you think it is necessary to prevent unwanted use or modifications. In case of any doubt, please discuss it with the Community. Service Area PLRs should be locked on the highway lock level.

Keep it simple
Roads in Parking Lots are sparsely drawn, to prevent cluttering the map. The most important thing is that people can be routed TO and FROM a parking lot. Many will be covered parkings anyway so GPS information will be incorrect and drivers might get locked onto adjacent roads. For small Parking Lots, a single road segment often suffices.

Wrong: Too complex Right: Simplified

For large Parking Lots (for example at an event center), consider mapping only the following:

  • Main entrances from the roads outside the parking lot
  • Lanes that run along entrances of buildings
  • Lanes that run along main roads outside the parking area (to separate different speed tracks)
  • Large parking lot lanes that serve to get people from one area of the lot to another

Private road

 Private roads 

All roads which need special permission for access. Routing on these roads has a penalty, and they will only be routed when your destination is on them, or if there's no alternative. Some examples are:

  • Streets within gated communities
  • Roads only allowed for local traffic
  • Private driveways 1
  • Military installations
  • To prevent serious cut-through traffic


1 As a general rule we do NOT map private accesses to houses, farms or other buildings. BUT, on locations where relative many cars have a short stop, think of loading/unloading, you can consider drawing a Private road from the main segment to the address, to prevent the negative influence on average speed of the main segment. Consult the GPS-tracks.

Attributes:

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Private segments will have a HUGE penalty to them in such a way that you will get routed half way around the country IF there is a route to your destination with less penalty. Use them carefully and make sure to check your work when it goes live. Especially larger installations can be very tricky.

Ferry

 Ferry 

Ferry is used for crossing water by ferries with a regular service.


Attributes:

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3 or higher

Railroad

 Railroad  Use for railroad, metro, tram and subway.

Attributes:

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Runway / Taxiway

 Runway / Taxiway 

Use for airport runways and taxiways. Never connect to any other road type.

Attributes:

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3 or higher

Walking Trail

 Walking Trail 

Use for walking and bicycle paths only if they serve as a navigation guide routing. Navigation points on a WT will guide you to the nearest driveable segment. Set direction unknown and connect where usefull for routing or parking lot walking times.

Attributes:

Street City Lock
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3 or higher

Pedestrian Boardwalk

 Pedestrian Boardwalk 

Use for walking and bicycle paths only if they serve as a visual marker for motorist routing. Set direction unknown and connect where usefull for parking lot walking times. If not needed for that, don't add these.

Attributes:

Street City Lock
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3 or higher

Stairway

 Stairway 

Do NOT use this type.