It would make for a hell'a long list, but I have an idea:
List every city and town in the state. The MDT site links maps for about 20 urban areas
, 100 incorporated
, and 200 unincorporated
towns. To multiply the amount of data, we could add weighted criteria for each, such as:
Roads mapped and named (25%): %
Correct direction/turns (25%): %
Correct classification (25%): %
Speed limits set (10%): %
Surrounding area (10%): %
Geometry optimized (5%): %
The city name and percent completion would be on the wiki page (just the first line in the example below) and the criteria could be kept in the discussion page. Editors (or maybe just managers) can update them as they work.
Bozeman - 83.5%
Roads mapped and named (25%): 99%
Correct direction/turns (25%): 99%
Correct classification (25%): 100%
Speed limits set (10%): 40%
Surrounding area (10%): 30%
Geometry optimized (5%): 40%
As an alternative to the percentage for the town on the wiki page (maybe keep it on the discussion page) we could use status indicators to show the condition of the map in an area:
Unknown: No editor has even looked at the area.
Poor: The area has a lot of errors (incorrect unknown-direction or one-way roads, soft turns, incorrect road names/suffixes, alleys mapped as streets or dirt roads, etc.)
Good: The area is at least 50% complete in the top 3 criteria.
Very Good: The area is at least 75% complete in the top 3 criteria.
Finished: The area is at least 95% complete and changes are largely driven by Update Requests.
For even more fun, we could make a similar list of all the highways in the state. Wikipedia lists 5 interstates, 20 US highways, 50 state highways, and about 250 secondary highways.
They can each have their own criteria too.
Finally, we can list the national and state forests. (I haven't found a good source for forest service roads yet. I mainly work from the FC map, and there aren't many on it. The only "Fs" roads I've come across were mapped haphazardly from the base map, and several had actually been improved, given a proper name, and incorporated into a nearby town.)
That should cover pretty much everything in the state.
To consolidate this a bit, I would suggest breaking it down into region pages (I've seen maps with between 5 and 12
) with links to county pages.
A pretty ambitious wiki editing project, but why think small? Get to it Kinematic!