If I trace a track or service road in England from aerial imagery, I
always add access=unknown to explicitly flag the uncertainty until it is
visited by me or someone else. The only exception is when it is very,
very clearly a terminus track going directly into a residence or farm.
On 2019-07-31 18:17, Andy Robinson wrote:
> It's almost impossible to see if a service road (especially private driveways) has any access rights without being on the ground and even then it might not say. Even a gps trace doesn’t confirm that there was permission to travel, just that they did. The question is whether it's better to have connectivity implied within the OSM database or to leave it out of OSM until you have a better understanding on the ground.