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

Peter Wendorff wendorff at uni-paderborn.de
Thu Nov 18 10:29:11 GMT 2010

Beside what Andrew and André mentioned in their replies feel free to add 
the ways across the park in detail.
If there are only a few (or only one) entrance, map the ways and 
navigation software could be enabled to route better to the target.
If there is a wall or fence around, map it; tag it as 
barrier=wall|fence|... and add barrier=entrance, where the entrance is.


Am 18.11.2010 10:41, schrieb Nathan Edgars II:
> 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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