[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - (Key:designation)

Alex Mauer hawke at hawkesnest.net
Tue Mar 1 17:40:13 GMT 2011

On 03/01/2011 11:30 AM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> do we really need a duplication in designation? Or is there some
> details that I don't get?

As I understand it, while there is some overlap (especially in Germany) 
it’s not exactly a duplicate of the access=designated tag.

Designation=* is used to describe the official classification of certain 
routes (which might be roads or paths).

While access=designated is used to say “this route is officially 
designated for [xxx] type of traffic”.

For better or worse, in Germany it looks like they’re one and the same 
thing: a route’s official classification is basically “officially 
designated for [xxx] traffic”.  There’s nothing like the UK’s 
“Restricted Byway” classification.

—Alex Mauer “hawke”

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