[Tagging] parking

Roy Wallace waldo000000 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 03:55:21 GMT 2009


On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 1:02 PM, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> How about this:
>
> parking=public (or no parking tag), presumably anyone can park here, perhaps
> at a small fee.
> parking=commercial: anyone can park here, it's a business.
> parking=customer: anyone using the services of an associated organisation
> can park. May require payment.
> parking=authorised: you can park here only if authorised: staff member,
> member of club,  etc. Basically, you would need a prior arrangement.

Hmm, I've just noticed that parking=* is already defined on the wiki
as "multi-storey, underground or surface"
(http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dparking).

In that case maybe we should continue trying to bend "access" to fit
the purpose, or aim for something more like:

parking=multi-storey/underground/surface
parking:who=public/customer/authorised

Commercial doesn't fit here - equivalent to public. I'm not sure about
"parking:who"...

> I think the goal is to give broadly useful information rather than to map
> all the subtle nuances.

Yep.

> I wonder if there be some kind of "parking=private" for things like parking
> spaces near apartment buildings, or spots inside company grounds, but there
> may not be enough distinction against "authorised".

Good point. I'm not sure. I would think in this case you would maybe
leave parking:who blank, and just use an appropriate access=* tag on
the road/driveway leading to it.




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