[Tagging] Wiki article about key "hov"

Martin Vonwald imagic.osm at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 10:44:55 UTC 2013


I agree with you, that abbreviations are usually not a good idea. But
there are two reasons not to change this:
1) http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/hov
2) If we don't "like" hov we should also not "like" hgv. And I don't
even start thinking about such glorious inventions like access:n2 -
which of course is only documented on the german wiki and is "extremly

The main reason why I want to clarify the usage of this tag right now
is that I want to visualize HOV lanes in the JOSM style Land and Road
Attributes. And I can't do this if I don't know how to interpret the
data ;-)

Best regards - happy easter ;-)

2013/3/29 Andreas Labres <list at lab.at>:
> I don't have an opinion about the issue (trust you that we need it).
> But does the abbreviation "HOV" make sense? There are good reasons why we avoid
> abbreviations in tags.
> Wouldn't some relation to "carpool lane" make more sense (in that it is
> understood my more people)?
> They are always lanes, aren't they?
> /al
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