[Tagging] How to tag a (main) entrance to a large feature?

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 09:52:51 GMT 2010


For buildings there is
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:building%3Dentrance

I suppose you could invent park=entrance, but perhaps there is reason
for a general entrance=yes tag to use on the nodes on the way which
are entances to that area.

Just a thought.

On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 8:41 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Features such as parks may cover a large area, and if the park is
> drawn as a polygon, routing software will likely choose the centroid.
> The nearest point on public roads to the centroid may however not be
> the actual entrance to the park. For example, go to
> http://www.yournavigation.org/ and get directions from Orlando, FL to
> Wekiwa Springs State Park (the actual entrance is in the southeast
> corner; use Wisteria St, Orange County, FL). How can we make sure that
> the software will know where the entrance is?
>
> This also applies to large resort hotels, where we would want to mark
> the check-in building, and to pretty much everything large that has a
> single main entrance.
>
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