[Tagging] service = parking_access for main ways on a parking lot
t.pfeifer at computer.org
Sat Mar 26 16:15:38 UTC 2016
The qualifier service=parking_aisle was originally introduced  to
structure car parks with a few main access ways and lots of small aisles,
to avoid clutter in lower zoom levels.
It is highly successful with over 2 Mio uses.
The description says that, however "The main way(s) on the parking lot,
for entering and connecting multiple parking_aisle, should be mapped with
Apparently, mappers feel a void in tagging highway=service only, without
a qualifier, and add parking_aisle to all ways related to parking, thus
losing the structure.
Thus I would like to use a different qualifier for those ways entering
the lot and connecting the aisles, e.g. service=parking_access.
This does not break any consumer, is not used so far (ok, once, exactly for
the purpose), and also solves a recent question in the wiki for a related
problem, a separate parking road parallel to a main road.
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