[Tagging] Signification of designated word

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 14:01:57 GMT 2011

The meaning and use of "designated" is confused and highly contested
in OSM, so I'd avoid using it for any other purpose.

I'd have said "carpool" ought to be a distinct value, not a key, if
you've got exclusive parking. Something like:


On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 1:35 PM, Rodolphe Quiedeville
<rodolphe at quiedeville.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I began a process to define a new key for carpooling that you can found
> at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Carpool
> After some discussion my vision was modified and now I think that
> something like carpool=designated could be better, but before modify the
> proposal I need some explanation about Designated. I'm french and want
> to understand well what is "designated" for you. I'am afraid is
> designated is meaning of exclusion.
> So for you if we use carpool=designated is someone can understand that
> the parking is forbidden if you do not do carpool ?
> Thanks
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