[Tagging] How to tag: Legally separated ways

Eckhart Wörner ewoerner at kde.org
Mon Oct 15 18:16:30 GMT 2012

Hi Colin,

Am Montag, 15. Oktober 2012, 20:08:01 schrieb Colin Smale:
> I don't understand why emergency vehicles are so important in this 
> discussion. In the first place they have wide-ranging exemptions from 
> traffic rules, which (let's be honest) we are never going to tag in OSM. 
> Secondly they are never going to be relying on OSM data (or indeed any 
> normal sat-nav) for lane-precise routing. They are trained to use their 
> eyes and brains to make split-second decisions on what is safe and an 
> acceptable risk under the circumstances of that moment. Thirdly, they 
> will be about 0.0000000001% of the potential users of OSM data - why 
> should we compromise "service" to the vast majority of real users for 
> the hypothetical benefit of the very few.

I fully agree with you; if we were going to map for emergency vehicles, we'd probably have to add
oneway:conditional = no @ emergency
for almost all oneway roads first.


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