[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - area:highway

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Wed May 11 12:09:53 BST 2011

On 5/11/2011 5:09 AM, Flaimo wrote:
> it has been brought up a couple of times in the german forums, so it
> seems there is a need for mapping the dimensions of roads (similar to
> riverbanks for rivers). the tag itself was suggested by another user,
> but i thought it would be a good idea to put it into a dedicated
> proposal.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/area:highway

There's a problem if this is treated like landuse. The highway landuse 
goes up to the edge of the right-of-way, and includes sidewalks and and 
clear zones, but your example includes only the paved driving area. This 
is more of a surface tag, like a pond in a park or a sand trap in a golf 

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