[Tagging] Parking for businesses..
tyler at egunn.com
Tue May 18 04:52:12 BST 2010
> From http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Parking:
> "The distinction between public parking lots, customer parking lots
> (such as at cinemas etc.), and private parking lots (such as for staff
> in a business park) is handled with access=* tags."
> To me, reading that directly that would seem to suggest using one of
> three values:
> access=public, or
> access=customer, or
> Of these, in your case you would clearly use access=customer.
> But there may be other opinions out there. Ideally, we do want to make
> sure the documented access=* values for parking are 1) verifiable, 2)
> mutually-exclusive, 3) useful.
According to OSMDoc and Tagwatch there are a handful of access:customer
tags out there, and maybe 100 access:customers. So it's clearly not an
accepted value yet.
I'd agree with the 3 values you proposed though; really access=customer is
the only new one.
Makes sense to me too because it allows for a true distinction between
general public parking (like multi-story parkades that are in the business
of parking cars regardless of where the people are going), and parking lots
intended to service the customers of a store, business, etc.
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