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Can I manually add potholes in a road? I have tried various apps to do that, but not able to map it clearly.

asked 01 Aug '13, 08:16

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We do not usually map individual potholes (for laughs, consult TagInfo on potholes). There's a couple of web sites where you can report a pothole to be fixed, like Fix My Street in the UK or similar offerings elsewhere.

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answered 01 Aug '13, 10:38

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Hi what kind of road are you talking about, paved or unpaved, path, track or motorway ? Consider using http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:smoothness for a stretch of a way as long as potholes are present to describe to state of the road. You’ll have to cut the way into stretches first, on the spot or elsewhere.

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answered 01 Aug '13, 09:23

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edited 01 Aug '13, 09:34

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I'd also go with smoothness, to denote really differing road conditions. But that is not mapping single potholes, just the overall state of the road. So, to combine Frederik and Hendrik: Don't map individual potholes, map the overall smoothness of the road.

(01 Aug '13, 14:44) gormo

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