[Tagging] parking spaces limited to cars (no busses, trucks, etc.)

Stefan Bethke stb at lassitu.de
Sat Apr 30 14:16:55 BST 2011

Am 30.04.2011 um 15:10 schrieb Stefan Bethke:

> Am 30.04.2011 um 12:10 schrieb M∡rtin Koppenhoefer:
>> 2011/4/29 Stefan Bethke <stb at lassitu.de>:
>>> It appears that people have been using "car" as a key for this purpose.  Should I use that, and add an appropriate entry below motorcar=*?
>> -1
>> IMHO motorcar should be defined as automobile/car, and not be used as
>> a generic term including busses, hgv, goods and other. If we had car
>> and motorcar parallelly this would create a lot of confusion.
> Then what would a proper classification look like?
> According to tagstat:
> Tag             Usage
> vehicle         22618
> motor_vehicle   42743
> motorcar       209720
> car              1475
> bus             42842
> hgv             45609
> goods           16948
> To properly represent German law (sign 251 "cars and other multiple tracked vehicles not allowed") we need a tag for all two-tracked vehicles (currently "motorcar"), plus we need tag specifically for just cars.
> Redefining the meaing of "motorcar" is sure to cause a lot of confusion.
> Does anyone have a copy of ISO 3833:1977 handy and could enlighten us what the standard defines as a term for all multitrack vehicles, if any?

And if you feel you need more classifications, here's a Wikipedia article on the EU classification:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/EG-Fahrzeugklasse (seems there's no English version)


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