[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - learner driver

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Fri Jun 24 09:20:57 UTC 2016

On 2016-06-24 10:29, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:

> so the idea is to tag all motorways with the no tag in the UK, and there are no exceptions to this rule possible (e.g. by putting up traffic signs "learners allowed")? 
> In Italy there is a rule (likely elsewhere as well), that the maxspeed in case of fog is 50kph (at most, in case otherwise it would be higher), but so far we decided not to add this conditional restriction to all roads. Do you think we should rethink this?
> For heavy trucks, there is AFAIK a general maxspeed of 80kph (in some countries), but so far we're also not tagging these (because it rather is a restriction for the vehicle, not a property of the road), should these be tagged on all roads with higher general maxspeed?
> In Germany, pedestrians carrying big loads have to use the road and not the pavement, shall we invent a tag for this?

In OSM there has always been "space" to add new detail. What one person
finds a ridiculous level of micro-mapping, someone else may consider
valuable data. For example, I as a cyclist am not bothered about
maxheight=* but truck drivers are. In the past there has been no clear
process evident for deciding where to draw the line. If someone wants to
create a navigation model for learner drivers, then why not? Who are we
to say "that doesn't belong in OSM"? Where are the rules for that? Our
job as a community is to guide the development of the tagging so that it
is fit for purpose (now and looking into the future) and compatible with
what is already there. 

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