[Tagging] day_on / day_off question

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Mon May 7 23:01:56 BST 2012

On Mon, 2012-05-07 at 20:58 +0200, Jørgen Elgaard Larsen wrote:
> 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:
>    motor_vehicle=no
>    motorcar=yes
>    goods=no
>    tourist_bus=no
>    psv=no
> 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:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Extended_conditions_for_access_tags
> 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.
You really need a day of week in there, to cover roads that are closed
on a particular day such as market day. Or closed at weekends, then
there are roads where HGVs are prohibited during certain hours such as


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