[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - area:highway

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Thu May 12 18:31:04 BST 2011

Am 12.05.2011 19:03, schrieb Tobias Knerr:
> Stefan Bethke wrote:
>> Am 12.05.2011 um 10:50 schrieb Tobias Knerr:
>>> * I assume that most road shapes are adequately described with just a
>>> single outline area for the entire road, and no one has provided a
>>> counter example yet.
>> Ever been to any city?  Should I post photos just looking out the window here?  What examples to you need?  What is this assumption of yours based on?
> I wondered how I could implement this, and drafted a possible solution:
> http://tobias-knerr.de/temp/Road%20area%20draft.pdf
> Then I tried to imagine situations that wouldn't work well with that
> solution, only found ones that I considered rare, and most of these were
> only of minor interest to me anyway. That was how I arrived at that
> assumption.
> Therefore, what I'm still hoping for are practical examples along the
> lines of "the following situation is relatively common in [Someplace],
> you cannot describe it without separate areas for sidewalks, and it's
> important for applications to understand that situation because ...".


Yeah, the big problem is to whole area of the road/street. Then we end
up that the highways gonna be only lanes.

What do we do with dual-carriage ways ?
Sometimes there exist paved connections between both directions. Maybe
blocked by a barrier but that is no need.

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