[Tagging] Driving side
John F. Eldredge
john at jfeldredge.com
Sun Mar 23 01:37:28 UTC 2014
Left-hand-driver cars are sometimes used in right-hand-drive countries, and vice versa. So, changing cars at a national border where the driving conventions differ is not mandatory in all cases. In fact, I have not heard of any cases where it is mandatory.
On March 21, 2014 3:24:21 PM CDT, Fernando Trebien <fernando.trebien at gmail.com> wrote:
> I wonder what you mean by "Is there any interest of using it on
> countries?". It's been defined for countries, and is used on it, as
> you said.
> You could simply tag the country with "driving_side=right/left" and
> use the same (but with the opposite value) on those streets.
> That said, I think driving side also implies "driver side" inside the
> vehicle. Though I find it very unlikely to see this information in use
> one day, it's best to define this meaning early on. A change of driver
> side requires either a change of vehicle or some special vehicle that
> can drive on both sides. In the case of your city, driving side
> changes, but driver side doesn't. You could include that in the
> description of "opposite".
> One more thing: this only makes sense if there is no physical barrier
> between the opposite traffic directions. If there is, then it's just a
> separate way with no special change in driving side.
> On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 5:19 PM, Fernando Trebien
> <fernando.trebien at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 5:07 PM, John Packer
> <john.packer7 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> There is a tag documented on the wiki called
> >> According to it's description, this tag should only be used on
> >> and it describes the side of the traffic in the whole country.
> >> So far so good, but according to taginfo it is used only once on a
> >> however there are some uses on some ways, and even nodes(?).
> >> There are, in my city, a couple of streets that have an inverted
> >> side.
> >> So I am going to extend this tag's documentation to include ways
> that have
> >> it's driving side opposite to it's country's normal driving side.
> >> Is there any interest of using it on countries?
> >> If there is not, I will exclude the possibility of use on countries
> >> this tag's documentation.
> >> Perhaps, with this new definition, this tag could be redefined to
> have only
> >> one value: driving_side=opposite
> >> (this way, it could avoid any confusion about it's use)
> >> What do you think?
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