[Tagging] Tagging for checkpoints?

Ole Nielsen on-osm at xs4all.nl
Sun Aug 26 21:17:44 BST 2012

Yes, you need to add "access=yes". The router does not know who may pass 
a checkpoint and "access=yes" is definitely not the default for a 
checkpoint (private would be more likely).

This is a general issue for all point type barriers where a default 
access is unknown and mappers forget to add the access tags. For some 
types of barriers default access rules can be assumed. Bollards for 
example allow narrow vehicles (bicycles, mopeds) to pass but not wide 
vehicles like motorcars.


On 26/08/2012 21:02, Nathan Oliver wrote:
> This agricultural inspection station [1] has the tag barrier=checkpoint,
> which OSRM appears to interpret as access=no. [2]  Is this a bug in the
> router, or should additional/different tags be used?
> I've consulted the wiki, and can't find anything definitive about how
> this should tagged.  Any suggestions?  I'm tempted to simply add
> access=yes, since I'm pretty sure that everyone is allowed to pass
> (unless they have forbidden produce), but I thought I'd consult the crowd.
> [1] http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/848749487
> [2] http://map.project-osrm.org/1cN
> Nathan
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