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

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Thu Oct 29 12:05:25 UTC 2015

Martin Koppenhoefer wrote on 2015-10-29 12:29:
> it's still a bit unclear, which variation makes it, as amenity=weighbridge itself has less than 400 occurencies at the moment, my guess is that these alternate links have been set up for this reason (i.e. those are actually used variants, and they are not
> clearly much fewer than the documented tag).
> Especially the
>   * man_made <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:man_made>=weighing_scale <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag:man_made%3Dweighing_scale&action=edit&redlink=1>
> could have different meaning (like those "automatic" scales you can encounter in public places,...

this was what I said when comparing weighing trucks to loose potatoes :-)

I also agree with Warin that man_made is better than amenity. So we could
focus on:

man_made=weighbridge for checking trucks
man_made=weighing_scale for other things, with a subtag to specify the object.


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