[Tagging] How to tag a weigh station / bridge ?

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Thu Oct 29 11:01:37 UTC 2015

Gerd Petermann wrote on 2015-10-29 11:39:
> amenity=weighbridge  (taginfo reports 386 uses)
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag%3Aamenity%3Dweighbridge

I agree that they mean all the same thing, with some exception,
 > weight_sensor=yes (1)
might actually be a monitoring device rather measuring the truck
load, and
 > man_made=weighing_scale (4)
does not make clear if it weighs trucks or loose potatoes.

The wiki is weird in listing spelling variations as "see also",
in particular as these are redlinks. This should read "do not
use those other variations".

These truck scales should be well visible in air images, thus
verifying them and unifying the tagging should be easy. Thus
only for the ambiguous cases the mappers could be asked.


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