POI and Road object Reference
Using the right type of polyline for the right kind of road will make your routable map more accurate and also make your authoring job easier.
|Code||Class||Default Class/Speed||Malsingmaps Use||Zoom Level|
|0x1||Major Highway||(6)110kph / (4)Major HW/Ramp||Expressways & Federal Highways||4|
|0x2||Principal Highway||(5)90kph / (3)Principal HW||Federal trunk route (FT)||4|
|0x3||Other Highway||(5)90kph / (2)Arterial Street/Oth HW||Major state trunk roads||4|
|0x4||Arterial Road||(4)80kph / (2)Arterial Street/Oth HW||Minor state trunk roads & major city roads||3|
|0x5||Collector Road||(3)60kph / (1)Roundabout/Collector||Major roads connecting to dual-carriage arterials||3|
|0x6||Residential Street||(3)60kph / (0)Residential Street/Alley||Typical streets||2|
|0x7||Alleyway/Private Driveway||(2)40kph / (0)Residential Street/Alley||Internal roads within building complexes & backlanes||2|
|0x8||Highway Ramp, low speed||(2)40kph / (4)Major HW/Ramp||Highway exits with traffic light||3|
|0x9||Highway Ramp, high speed||(4)80kph / (4)Major HW/Ramp||Highway exits and connecting ramps||3|
|0xa||Unpaved Road||(2)40kph / (0)Residential Street/Alley||Non-tarred roads||2|
|0xb||Major Highway Connector||(5)90kph / (4)Major HW/Ramp||Not Used||-|
|0xc||Roundabout||(3)60kph / (1)Roundabout/Collector||Roundabout||3|
|0x16||Walkway/Trail||(1)20kph / (0)Residential Street/Alley||MTB,4x4,jogging, jungle trails||2|
There are 3 major road classifications in the JKR road maps.
- Thick Green colour - These are toll expressways always denoted by E followed by a number. They are called Expressway or Highway denoted by E5, E2, E7 and so on. These highways are under the jurisdiction of Malaysian Highway Authority.
- Thick Red colour - These are Federal Roads or usually refered to as Federal Routes. They could also be refered to as FT (Federal Trunk). They are indicated by a single number in the hexagon on yellow background on signboards and road sides. Federal Highway through PJ stands by that well known name. But it is actually part of Federal Route 2 which goes all the way to Pahang. Federal Routes are under the jurisdiction of Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia.
- Thin Red Colour - These are minor Federal Roads. They are usually not assigned a route number.
- Thick Blue colour - These are main States roads. They are maintained by the States government through the respective Jabatan Kerja Raya Negeri. They are always indicated by a letter followed by a number. The letter follow the JPJ schema of indicating states name. C10, C137, C24 are all Pahang state roads. B20, B15, B8 are all Selangor state roads and so on.
- Thin Blue colour - These are minor State roads. Usually they are given a state route number.
Beside the abovementioned major and minor roads, there are other roads that serve the general motorists.
- Private roads - Some major private entities might go to the extent of building their own roads to strategically enhance their business. Some of these can be quite big that the general public do not realise that they are private roads.
- Local authority roads - These are roads that belong to the Dewan Bandaraya and Majlis Perbandaran.
- Felda roads - Felda built there own roads to serve their needs in serving the settlers and for transportation of their produce.
- Jalan Kampong - Just as the name suggest, these are roads built to serve kampong folks. These roads could be basic ones that may not be up to the technical standards requirements.
Using the right POI type allows your POIs to be searchable and categorised into the right category. Our Malsingmaps POI Standard contains descriptions on each POI type and suggestions on how to name and use them.
Appendix 11.3 of the cGPSmapper user manual lists the complete list of all object types.
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