[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - parking (redux)

Flaimo flaimo at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 11:11:40 BST 2011

On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 01:15, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am not sure if it is a good idea to put all these new tags into the
> amenity namespace. Amenities are "general" features (e.g. mapnik tries
> to render all of them) and the proposed tags like parking_space would
> in a complete mapping state clutter the map.

i think, that it doesn't really matter under which key parking spaces
and entrances are mapped. which one would you suggest? the parking key
is already taken.

> If I get this right you suggest to consider amenity=parking as
> preliminary and to replace it with amenity=parking_space for single
> parking lots or groups of them, connected with relations?

you can use amenity=parking_space it, but you don't have to. as stated
in the proposal there are situations where it is actually not possible
to do detailed mapping. that's when you should continue to use the
current amenity=parking.

> I think this is too complicated for most cases.

as stated in the proposal, it is meant for complicated parking
situations, not every single parking lot. you can use it though if you
like to do detailed mapping. it is definitely easier to understand,
than for example the proposal for public transport which is already
widely used.

>I suggest to continue
> the use of an area with amenity=parking for outline of the whole
> facility and optionally parking=parking_space for single or groups of
> actual parking spaces (plus optionally all subtags for all kind of
> details as suggested).

as mentioned in previous mails as also in the proposal, areas for
grouping don't work out.

> maybe it would be easier to split this up in 2 proposals: one for
> parking_spaces and one for complex parking relations.

while you could use amenity=parking_space for itself,
amenity=parking_entrance doesn't make much sense without the context
of the relation which holds the information of the actual
(underground) parking facility. if you want to use
amenity=parking_space without a relation, you could do so, but then
you could stick with amenity=parking anyway.


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