[Tagging] shared driveways
gdt at ir.bbn.com
Sat Nov 21 01:32:28 GMT 2009
Anthony <osm at inbox.org> writes:
> Regarding the apartment complex, the parcel data is not out of date.
> That's just the way apartment complexes are parceled here. There's
> only one owner. Condominium associations would have a separate parcel
> for shared areas, because there's more than one owner.
ok - that is entirely believable, and would make me tend to say
> I found the appropriate definition in Florida's statutes:
> "(53) STREET OR HIGHWAY.--
> (b) The entire width between the boundary lines of any privately
> owned way or place used for vehicular travel by the owner and those
> having express or implied permission from the owner, but not by other
so in your apartment case, there are maybe not really boundary lines in
the legal sense, but WANAL (we are not a lawyer :-). Does that
definition help you figure out if that apartment road is a STREEET OR
HIGHWAY? If it is, do you think a 100m obviously residential driveway
on a 5 acre lot with one house in an area zoned single family is a
STREET OR HIGHWAY? (not at all obvious to me)!
>> In mass, private ways look like public streets, and I have never seen a
>> "no trespassing" sign on one.
> Do you have gated communities? We have them all over the place here
> in Florida. I can get you some pictures if you want. I sort of
> remember ones without gates but with "no trespassing" signs, but I
> might have some difficulty finding examples of that to take pictures.
occasionally we do, but they are not that common. I know what you mean;
no need for pix.
>> On a driveway (in a gated community, on a person's house), no
>> trespassing signs are not at all odd.
> Are you saying that everything behind the gate in a gated community is
> a driveway, or am I misreading that?
No, I would say that whether their is a gate or a sign on a piece of
pavement is not all that important in private way vs driveway.
The OSM don't-worry-be-happy lesson is proably that as long as such
marginal cases are tagged one or the other, 95% of the value of mapping
them has been captured. I don't worry too much - just pick what seems
right and move on. But the private way bit has long been an interest of
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