[OSM-talk] UK Industrial Estate Roads
Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists)
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Fri Nov 7 12:21:25 GMT 2008
Lester Caine wrote:
>Sent: 07 November 2008 11:47 AM
>To: OSM Talk
>Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] UK Industrial Estate Roads
>David Earl wrote:
>> On 07/11/2008 11:31, Christoph Boehme wrote:
>>> Joshua Scotton <josh at JoshuaScotton.com> wrote:
>>>> I added some streets recently on an industrial estate and tagged them
>>>> highway=road as I'm not sure what other tag to use.
>>>> They are roads on a uk industrial estate with the normal white lines
>>>> in the middle of the road.
>>> I usually tag these roads as highway=unclassified.
>> Only if they are public, surely.
>highway=service seems the best choice for areas that are purely
>with an added access=private for roads within security areas.
>unclassified is certainly out of place where the purpose of the road is
>but perhaps THAT is what needs to be defined as a tagging guideline?
A point of note here for the UK. Whether a road is actually private or not
is not always clear. The import is whether the road has been adopted or not
by the local authority. Some industrial areas stick gates across the road to
improve security but that doesn't necessarily mean the road is private.
You will quite often find that if there is a public sewer running along the
road then the road will have been adopted.
The other point is about permissive access. During the working day, most
estates permit access for trade. Some have a security station on them which
further complicates matters.
Ultimately, I tag a road as unadopted=true if the road is signed as being
unadopted, otherwise I leave the status blank unless I really am sure it's a
privately owned road, in which case I add the private=true.
This same situation also holds true for some residential roads. If a road
has a gate and a button alongside that opens the gate (no restriction) then
chances are that its perhaps not a private road.
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