[Tagging] courtyards

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 15:31:10 UTC 2015

2015-02-09 8:42 GMT+01:00 Friedrich Volkmann <bsd at volki.at>:

> We need to be able to map partially enclosed courtyards as well, e.g.:
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/48.17839/16.34189
> (The courtyards are named Hof 1 ... Hof 7.)

it really shouldn't matter, we can always draw an area.

> But I agree that a courtyard *typically* is fully enclosed by buildings,
> thus not an emergency feature.

especially in Vienna and Berlin, and in these Hof 1- Hof 7 cases, these
courtyards are typically connected by a private way leading to the public
street. Also entering the courtyard itself will already be considered
"being safe" in many cases. In other cases (even small courtyards, e.g. the
first building law in Berlin regarding courtyards and dating to the 19th
century, requested them to be at least 5 x 5m because this was the area a
fire fighter device in that time needed to turn around).

> There's an approved tag entrance=emergency
> for emergency exits, and I'd suggest a tag like emergency=access for spots
> and alleys designed to be accessible for fire fighters.

Yes, the emergency function shouldn't be "tag name defining function" for a
courtyard, I agree.

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