[Tagging] on-call bicycle ferry service

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 22:52:02 GMT 2012

I had looked into this possibility, but it would be a novelty:
http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=water_bus shows not a single use.
The routes of the biggest "Waterbus" network of the Netherlands in
Dordrecht is tagged as follows:

Example: way http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/159752173

 bicycle <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:bicycle?uselang=en-GB> =
yes  foot <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:foot?uselang=en-GB>
= yes  hgv
= no  motorcar<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:motorcar?uselang=en-GB>=
motorcycle <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:motorcycle?uselang=en-GB>=
name <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:name?uselang=en-GB> = Waterbus
Drechtsteden  operator<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:operator?uselang=en-GB>=
Waterbus B.V.
route <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:route?uselang=en-GB> =


On 6 December 2012 23:21, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>wrote:

> > I would use for 'vaporetto' access=no foot=yes, for 'motonave' access=no
> > foot=yes bicycle=yes. 'ferryboats' typical have some maxwight, maxheight
> or
> > something like this.
> >
> > The problem with vehicle=no is, that there are several other "things",
> which
> > are no vehicles then passengers. Eg. a horse.
> maybe they would be better mapped as kind of buses than as ferries? At
> least the feeling when using them is very much  that of a bus. If you
> don't like to map them as "bus", what about "water_bus"?
> cheers,
> Martin
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