[OSM-talk] metered parking
sven at rtbg.de
Thu Oct 2 09:16:41 BST 2008
Matias D'Ambrosio schrieb:
> I would like to mark certain streets as having metered parking, but I found
> no reference to it in the wiki, maybe we could decide on something?
> At least according to the system used in my city (Bahia Blanca, Argentina),
> and I think the country, this tag would apply to ways. Also, it has a time
> restriction (in my city the same applies to all metered parking streets, they
> are metered 7-20 or 8-20, I can't recall exactly).
> metered_parking=<boolean> or maybe with two hours separated by a dash as in
> 7-20 (I have no idea if this is allowed)?
Your wish touches several unresolved topics of OSM tagging.
a) Not all parking space is created symmetrical. It is more likely that
parking regulations depend on what side of the street you are.
Unfortunately we have not decided on how to tag "things connected to a
way, which are on one side, and that matters". Among these things are
cycleways, pavements, lanes per driving direction, etc.
b) Tagging of time-dependant features. Your example is easy, but it
simply is not enough to have a tag for "time_start" and "time_end", as
there might be the weekday influencing the times.
c) Hierarchical tagging. If you tag what time the parking meter has to
be used, those time tags are independent from every other tag. How can
it be made clear that those tags are for the parking meter tag, not for
the maxspeed tag? Does it make sense to invent
"parking_meter_start_time" to distinguish it from "maxspeed_start_time"?
If you can come up with a tagging scheme (need not be great, just
sufficient for what you need to tag), just go ahead and do it. Expect to
change your tagging some time later after there has built a consensus on
the above questions. Your tagging until then might help finding a better
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