[Tagging] convention for multiple maxspeed values

Ben Laenen benlaenen at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 14:30:42 BST 2011

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2011/4/25 David Murn <davey at incanberra.com.au>:
> > The signs I saw applied to
> >
> > trucks and buses though, more than just hgv/goods.  As Tobias said, your
> > suggestion is suitable, Id add the suggestion of maxspeed:bus also.
> "bus" in OSM is defined as a bus performing public transport service
> [1]. I recently added "tourist_bus" as this was required for local
> jurisdiction (I found an explicit sign: "tourist buses" [2]).
> There is also another issue with busses: the wiki definition (in [1])
> defines busses as vehicles with more than 12 seating positions, which
> surely is some national legislation, but in other countries this
> number might vary (e.g. in Germany it is 8)

It's probably more than 8 passengers + 1 driver in Germany as well, so a bus 
has at least 10 seats (including driver).

> so I suggest to adjust
> this text to a generic term.

Even better would be to just not define these vehicles internationally at all 
and let each jurisdiction decide on which vehicle tags to use for what. Making 
international definitions only confuse new people when they later see other 
rules for their country and drive them towards tagging wrong things. And it 
has been shown often enough: you can't mold the entire world into one tag set.


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