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

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 12:20:37 UTC 2015


IMO, this is another of those issues that depends on what country you're
in. I have always used the term weigh_station in the U.S. I see that
weighbridge and its variants is more popular but the situation is a mess at
the moment. I had never heard of the term weightbridge until I looked it up
on the OSM Wiki.

Also FYI, I noticed but did not add to OSM a sensor type weighing device in
Thailand the other day. My quick glance at the sign suggests it is a type
of scale you merely drive over and the weight is computer somehow without
the necessity of stopping the vehicle. weight_sensor=yes or some variation
might apply in that case.

On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 6:32 PM, Gerd Petermann <
GPetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com> wrote:

> reg. contact tool:
>
> I agree that spamming is a problem.
>
>
> My current way to contact the mapper is to add a comment to the
>
> changeset, did that > 100 times now, typically with good response.
>
> A typical comment looks like this:
>
> Please review [way(s) / node(s) ]  id,id,...
>
> The tag tagkey1=tagvalue1 is rarely used, did you mean
>
> tagkey2=tagvalue2 ? See also <link to wiki page>
>
>
> Another typical comment looks like this:
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> Please review [way(s) / node(s) ]  id,id,...
>
>
> I've changed the rarely used tag ... to ...
>
> See also <link to wiki page>
>
>
> So, what I have in mind might be a JOSM plugin.
>
>
> Gerd
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *Von:* Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com>
> *Gesendet:* Donnerstag, 29. Oktober 2015 12:17
> *An:* tagging at openstreetmap.org
> *Betreff:* Re: [Tagging] How to tag a weigh station / bridge ?
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>
>
> On 29/10/2015 9:39 PM, Gerd Petermann wrote:
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> Hi all,
>
>
> the wiki documents
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> amenity=weighbridge  (taginfo reports 386 uses)
>
>
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag%3Aamenity%3Dweighbridge
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>
> I would NOT use amenity!
>
> And status=in_use? less than 400 total.
>
> Besides several different spellings like
>
> amenity=weigh_bridge (8), weightbridge (3) ,...
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> and other similar tags like
>
> amenity=weigh_station (21)
>
> ...
>
> I've found several nodes or ways tagged e.g.
>
> highway=weigh_station (60)
>
> highway=weighbridge (9)
>
>
> man_made=weighbridge (44)
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> man_made=weigh_bridge (6)
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> man_made=weighing_scale (4)
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> man_made=weighting_machine (1)
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> and further spelling variatons.
>
> Of the above I would prefer
>
> man_made=weighbridge
>
> Can be applied to railways, highways with equal ease. And yes both railways and highways have them.
>
> A weighting scale, machine may be for postal items, personal scales... a weighbridge is for vehicles.
>
>
>
> weight_sensor=yes (1)
>
> weight_bridge (1)
>
>
> I would think the critical things would be the weight limit and the weight resolution.
> Not what kind of sensor is employed.
>
>
>
> I guess most of them describe the same thing.
>
> It would be great to have a tool which allows to contact
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> all mappers that used the different versions and ask
>
> them to  check if the most often used tag is matching.
>
> Do we have a tool like that ? If not, would it be welcomed?
>
>
> Need to be careful not to support spam!
> Other than that .. yes, would make contact easier .. but a discussion page
> would be better rather than private emails?
>
>
>
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-- 
Dave Swarthout
Homer, Alaska
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Travel Blog at http://dswarthout.blogspot.com
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