[OSM-talk] A warning about gates and other barriers
dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 09:07:38 BST 2010
2010/9/20 Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com>:
> Personally, I think I prefer the default that access is open to anyone
> who could be on both sides. But anyway, could we try and reach
> consensus, and then document that?
beside simple access-restrictions there are also lots of cases where
the gates are open at some time and closed at other times. Generally a
gate is either open or closed, so that the mere presence of a gate
gives the reader of the map a hint, that passage might be obstructed.
I prefer asuming that a gate is closed (I tag them with access=private
in these cases anyway) or you have to indicate allowed traffic
(foot=yes, bicycle=yes, etc.)). Why do we have to have a default?
Defaults don't work because you can't differentiate between
information not present and access=default, and therefore I recommend
to tag explicitly in order to get unambiguous data.
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