[OSM-newbies] Private roads.
new01 at sendhill.eclipse.co.uk
Sun Nov 4 00:51:29 GMT 2007
> Andy Allan wrote:
>> On 11/3/07, Damp Dog <dampdog at hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
>>> I've just started mapping and wondered is there any way to describe private
>> Yep, tag them as you normally would, and add the appropriate access
>> restrictions from
> But be careful with this: if your private roads are like the ones in my
> area, the sign 'private' usually just means that they are not maintained
> by the council; access is open to anyone, and the sign 'private' is
> meant to discourage people from parking rather than stop them driving in
> the road. A bit like the old 'polite notice' signs, meant to look like
> 'police notice' to a casual reader.
That is not really true. They are exactly what they say they are -
private roads - and vehicular access is permissive. They may well be
designated as public footpaths or bridleways in which case there is a
limited right of access.
> Of course some private roads are gated or have some kind of guard on
> them, and there access really is restricted.
> Andy, what do you do about roads which are private but have unrestricted
>>> On a related note has anyone got a key to the mapnik tiles? It would be nice
>>> to make it available so people know what the differences between blue, red,
>>> yellow and green dotted lines are without having to read the XML files.
>> Just click the "Map Key" link on the front page of
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org - it's the last link in the grey box on
>> the left.
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