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

André Riedel riedel.andre at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 10:06:31 GMT 2010


2010/11/18 Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com>:
> 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.

See the proposed tag entrance=*
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/entrance

At the moment it is only designed to be used with buildings, but an
extension to parks or other types is no problem and was already
suggested at the discussion pages.

Ciao André



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