[Tagging] [Talk-us] shared driveways

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Sat Nov 21 15:24:23 GMT 2009

On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 10:01 AM, Greg Troxel <gdt at ir.bbn.com> wrote:
> Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.Net> writes:
>> With regard to apartment complexes, condo complexes, mobile home complexes,
>> and gated single-family-home complexes, I usually tag:
>> - The ways that cross the boundary line from public street into the complex
>> are highway=service*** + service=driveway. These are also role=access in
>> the relation.
>> - Other roads completely internal to the complex are highway=service***
>> - If it is a gated community and/or there is a legal no-trespassing
>> posting, additionally tag all roads and other features within the posted
>> area as access=private.
>> *** I have sometimes used highway=residential instead of highway=service
>> when the roads are named, have actual postal addresses along them, and
>> clearly up to public road standards (width, surface, maintenance, etc.).
>> This would apply to some condo and most gated single-family-home complexes.
>> I rarely draw driveways into businesses or, even more rarely, single-family
>> home lots. If I do, they are highway=service + service=driveway, with
>> access=private if gated or posted no-trespassing.
> This is an excellent description of more or less what I was trying to
> say (but didn't so well), and I think it would be a good addition to
> formal tagging guidelines.
Yes, it effectively answers my question.  For a private road I'll use
highway=residential if the road is named and recognized by our county
property appraiser, and I'll use highway=service otherwise.
Additionally, I'll sprinkle access=private as appropriate.

I don't understand what was meant by "These are also role=access in
the relation."  What relation?

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