[Tagging] Question reg. wheelchair mapping

Gerd Petermann gpetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 8 09:57:34 UTC 2016


Marc Gemis wrote
> On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 9:45 AM, Gerd Petermann
> <

> GPetermann_muenchen@

> > wrote:
>> I'd like to see that the existing highway=access_ramp
>>
>> are changed to the well known
>>
>> highway=footway
>>
>> wheelchair=yes
>>
>> in combination with
>>
>> incline=x%
> 
> 
> I have a question about this. I think I can recognise an access ramp
> for wheelchair users when I see one. In general I don't know the
> incline %, but I assume that it was designed in such a way that the
> majority of wheelchair users can use it.
> 
> with highway=access_ramp (duck tagging) I indicate that the path was
> designed for wheelchair users.
> 
> Don't I loose some information with
> 
> highway=footway, wheelchair=yes, incline=up ?

I think duck tagging would mean highway=wheelchair_ramp?
Those ramps are also often used to deliver goods using rolling boxes.

In fact I think that highway=access_ramp is not that bad, it just isn't used
very often
(Taginfo says 85 today :
http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/highway#values)
and I would assume that many public buildings have one, so most mappers
either
don't map those ramps or they use another tag for it.

Gerd

Gerd



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