invented wrote:One of those subjective things.
Personally, if I'm not able to navigate it with my car, I won't connect it to a junction. If it's a gravel rd then it is classed as a dirt road so wazers can manipulate the "use dirt roads" function in the options to suit their needs.
That's kind of a dangerous method of thinking since my "car" is a 4X4 truck and there are many places I can drive to just fine that you may not want to take your car on. So I try not to be subjective about it. If it's dirt it's dirt.
Additionally I live in Utah; every year we get a car or two that gets lost in the southern deserts because the drivers(always from out of state) blindly trusted their GPS when it took them on a dirt road, that gradually faded into a very rough jeep trail or even disappeared entirely on them. Usually these events end with a rescue, but not always, thus I am staunchly of the opinion that dirt is dirt, Because if I don't know where I'm going I shouldn't be driving there on a dirt road, or at least not trusting some gadget to lead me there over dirt roads.
Now as to the situation in NZ, it's up to the editors there to decide, but I would lean towards just calling those roads streets, they are obviously cared for and maintained. Whereas dirt roads may or may not be cared for.