[Tagging] day_on / day_off question

Jørgen Elgaard Larsen jel at elgaard.net
Mon May 7 19:58:36 BST 2012

Martijn van Exel wrote:
> See my current try at this here:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/33973144

First of all, you should not use motor_vehicle=private. That does *not* 
mean private vehicles, but rather that motor vehicles are allowed "Only 
with permission of the owner on an individual basis"

Instead, I would suggest:


As for the date_off and date_on, you should use YYYY-MM-DD format. 
Otherwise, it will be impossible for a route planner to parse it. 
(Besides, not all non-USAnians know when Memorial Day is).

But note that date_on/date_off has the year in it, so it is not even 
meant to be used for periodic access. More like when a new road opens, 
or an old one is closed permanently.

day_on/day_off seems only to allow week days, not odd/even/federal_holiday·

There is an old proposed feature to use opening_hours syntax:
but it seems to have been abandoned.

Anyway, according to that scheme, it would be tagged as:
    motorcar:(PH 00:00-24:00;Jun 02-30/2 00:00-24:00;Jul 02-30/2 
00:00-24:00; Aug 02-30/2 00:00-24:00; Sep 02-24/2 00:00-24:00)=yes
    bicycle:(Oct-May 00:00-24:00;Jun 01-30/2 00:00-24:00; Jul 01-31/2 
00:00-24:00;Aug 01-30/2 00:00-24:00;Sep 01-30/2 00:00-24:00)=yes

I certainly hope that proposal is not approved in its current form!

As for the note_2: You should really combine the notes in one "note" tag.

Kind regards

- Elhaard

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