[Tagging] Border crossing with restrictions

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 10:56:56 GMT 2012

2012/11/23 Janko Mihelić <janjko at gmail.com>:
> 2012/11/22 Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org>
>> On Thursday, November 22, 2012, Volker Schmidt wrote:
>>> Any suggestions or precedents on how to map such restrictions.
>>> This argument is obviously also important for routing.
> For a start, I suggest access=no. People who can cross the border usualy
> know it, but other people are more likely to depend on the map.

I'd prefer access=private as "no" doesn't apply (some people can cross
so "no" would be plain wrong). Maybe access=residents? We might also
use this for some Italian roads where destination is not the right
restriction (as you need also a written permit which residents get, on
the other hand maybe those cases could also be "private"? What are
your comments about access=residents?).

> I think we are far from a router that will route only locals through that
> border :) Such a router would have to ask you much more than "car, bike or
> pedestrian". That's why I think a fixme=* or note=* is enough for now.

at least we shouldn't put wrong restrictions on purpose, because this
will prevent any software or human from understanding the situation. A
fixme is there to sign an error, it is not something I'd want to have
peramently on the map, and a note is OK for human trying to understand
the situation but we shouldn't rely on this when tagging a situation.


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