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

Stefan Bethke stb at lassitu.de
Sun May 1 14:13:36 BST 2011

Am 01.05.2011 um 13:14 schrieb Sebastian Hohmann:

> Am 29.04.2011 22:18, schrieb Stefan Bethke:
>> 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=*?
> There is clearly a key needed for this class of vehicles, so why not just use "car".

Martin thinks, and I kinda agree, that "motorcar" and "car" would be confusing.

I think there's three potential ways forward:

o  Change the meaning of "motorcar" to only refer to cars, not trucks, busses, etc.  This would require a new tag for all double tracked motorized vehicles to be introduced.  "motorcar" has been used over 200,000 times, so this would cause some confusion.

o  Introduce a new tag for "two-tracked, small passenger vehicles". "car" would seem a natural fit, except for the potential confusion with "motorcar"

o  Deprecate "motorcar" and introduce two new tags for "double tracked motorized vehicles" and "two-tracked, small passenger vehicles".  It is not obvious to me what these tags should be called to avoid confusion.


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