[Tagging] Gated communities - access=private or destination?

Vincent Pottier vpottier at gmail.com
Sun Apr 15 12:39:52 BST 2012

Le 15/04/2012 10:10, Nathan Edgars II a écrit :
> On 4/15/2012 3:55 AM, Alan Mintz wrote:
>> At 2012-04-14 22:10, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>>> In the U.S., a gated residential community usually allows anyone in
>>> who has a legitimate reason to be there (e.g. visiting a friend,
>>> delivering a package, repairing a TV). It seems that this fits
>>> access=destination as well as private. Would it be reasonable to tag
>>> it as such, and leave access=private for secondary entrances that lack
>>> a guard and can only be opened by residents?
>> access=destination says nothing about a legitimate reason to be there
>> according to the wiki (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Access) - just
>> that it's your destination. For example, you might want to go to a park
>> within such a community to walk your dog, which would seem to be allowed
>> by access=destination on the gate node, roads, or parking, but that
>> would be incorrect unless you are, or are the guest of, a resident.
> On the other hand, private says "Only with permission of the owner on 
> an individual basis". But the owner is the homeowners association, and 
> the individual residents can allow people in.
Permission can be given 'a priori' for friends, delivery men, rather 
than case by case, so access=private fits.

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