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

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 22:32:02 GMT 2010

IMHO the issue of tagging entrances is a bit orthogonal to this issue.
The issue here is, how to place the target of a search anywhere other
than the centroid?

If there is a large polygon that someone is likely to find by
searching, and want to route towards, IMHO the right solution is some
kind of relation, linking the polygon to a node which represents "this
is where you drive to". Perhaps this could be done under the existing
"site" relation. Perhaps it needs something different.

But in any case, a simple "entrance" tag on an un-associated
node/way/area will not, imho, help much.


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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