[Tagging] highway=services/rest_area

SomeoneElse lists at mail.atownsend.org.uk
Fri Apr 20 10:54:11 BST 2012

Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dservices says that it 
> (usually) has fuel and food, but it links to Wikipedia:rest area. 
> Should the Wikipedia link be removed (and added to 
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Drest_area)? Should 
> the word 'usually' be removed?

As I read it, Wikipedia:rest_area encompasses both highway=services and 
highway=rest_area.  The highway=rest_area page was created by an 
Australian, and I suspect it reflects the situation in (Eastern) 
Australia*.  It links to "Wikipedia:rest area#Australia. There are 
similar non-service rest areas in other countries of course - lots in 
the US, and there's at least one in the UK.

I'd say the wikipedia links are about right as thet are


* I don't remember seeing one in a few thousand km of driving in Western 
Australia last year.  Bottle-shops, plenty...

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