[Tagging] Driving side

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 31 12:40:25 UTC 2014

On 31.03.2014 10:52, Pieren wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 3:35 PM, John Packer <john.packer7 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The advantage of not having "opposite" as a value is not to need to verify the
>> country's driving_side to be able to tell which driving_side that way has.
> On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 7:51 PM, John Packer <john.packer7 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I removed the value "opposite" from the page.
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Key:driving_side&oldid=1008962
> Sad. I'll not come back on this but you missed the main advantages of
> the "opposite" value:
> - for applications that need to know the driving side, they will need
> to know the country rule anyway since we cannot expect that all
> highways will be tagged with this attribute.
> - for contributors, forcing them to use "opposite" on ways is clearly
> indicating that we only want to tag the exceptions (avoid an
> uncontrolled growth of normal driving_side=left/right on ways)



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