Whenever I want to use OSM data for medium scale maps (e.g. 1:200.000) I run into problems.
On the screenshot below one can see the orange street that goes from north to south. It has the attribut highway=primary. I created the "orange road category" by merging these highway-attributes: primary, primary_link, secondary, secondary_link, trunk, trunk_link. This will be the main road" category in my final map.
In contrast to that, the red roads belong to categories I don't want to show on the map (residential, service, path, steps, footway, etc.). I want to exclude them.
The problem is that the orange road is interrupted in the middle of the map by a red road, that belongs to highway=residential.
Now I can choose between three bad options:
- Include all "residential" roads, which solves this one problem, but creates many other problems and makes the map messy.
- Exclude the "residential" road and I have an interrupted street.
- Edit manually.
I run into this problem many times. It occurs on several other instances in this specific map but also in many other of my map-making processes.
Can you recommend a better workflow for handling OSM road data for medium scale maps?