[Tagging] Time based access restrictions (was: bicycle=no)

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 02:48:48 GMT 2009

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 12:29 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:

> Ambiguous.  Paris has a far different idea about business hours than New
> York, which has a different idea than Salem, and so on.  Even within the
> same geopolitical region, for example, "business hours" are typically
> 8AM-5PM M-Sa in Portland, but are usually 10AM-noon,1PM-4PM in Salem.
Obviously it's always better to code the information precisely and with
maximum detail, if that information is available and the coder can be
bothered. Failing that, "business_hours" seems reasonable, and it isn't
really a problem if the interpretation of that varies from place to place.

(IMHO it's worse if the mapper only really knows that the road is closed
outside business hours, more or less, but is forced to put in precise times,
which will be inaccurate.)

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