[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - area:highway

Flaimo flaimo at gmail.com
Wed May 11 19:58:56 BST 2011

that is perfectly possible with area:highway. just tag the road
area:highway=residential for example and the other
area:highway=footway. all values from the highway key are possible (at
least from the roads or paths category).


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> I understand it's debatable whether to include the sidewalk into the
> area:highway object. I think it should ideally be given a different object.
> If we agree that sidewalks should be mapped as linear highway=footway (I
> know there's discussion on this point, I'm making a supposition), then we
> should have two different area features (or multipolys or whatever), one
> with area:highway=unclassified/residential/whatever and another one with
> area:highway=footway. In simpler terms, I wouldn't use area:highway to cover
> the whole right-of-way area.

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