[Tagging] Islands in Parking Lots

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Sat Jan 30 14:18:01 GMT 2010

Just to clarify, I meant for the barrier=curb to represent a perimeter, not
an area.  The area would be tagged as grass or shrubs or pavement or rocks
or whatever - in this case I couldn't find an appropriate tag for the area
(if I had I guess I would have used another multipolygon since you can't tag
the same way as a perimeter and an area), so I just used a natural=tree node
in the center (which probably is overkill - I imagined it being used by the
blind in navigating the parking lot but that's probably completely

I didn't want to use landuse=grass, because that doesn't describe the *use*
of the land.  Although I suppose I compromised with natural=tree - the trees
are by no means a "natural" occurrence.

On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 5:53 AM, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sounds like the right solution is a generalised
> "highway=traffic_island" or something. Can't see that a "carpark
> island" is any different from any other traffic island or raised
> section of kerb.
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 12:45 PM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
> > I went with a multipolygon tagged as "amenity=parking".  Inner nodes for
> the
> > islands tagged "barrier=curb".  In the center of the island I stuck a
> > "natural=tree".  I also tagged the strip of parking blocks with
> > "barrier=parking block".
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