[Tagging] service = parking_access for main ways on a parking lot

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Sat Mar 26 17:59:37 UTC 2016

>> Am 26.03.2016 um 17:15 schrieb Tom Pfeifer <t.pfeifer at computer.org>:
>> 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.
Martin Koppenhoefer wrote on 2016/03/26 17:59:
> I agree with the intention to have 2 different classes of service.
> sometimes, not too rarely, those ways are not only for access to the parking but also to pass through, to go to the main entrance (e.g. for the boss, for honorable guests, for disabled, etc.) or to go to another site. Would we have different tags for all those possibilities? I think I prefer service without additional qualifier for the second class, but if you come up with something more neutral that still bears the hierarchy connotation, I could support it.

Interesting perspective. So we have currently
('parking_aisle', 'drive-through', 'driveway')
which are treated as the minor class in Carto.
'alley' is another minor value not considered there.

So what would be a good value to be wider than just parking?

- access is more general than parking_access, but
   not very self-explanatory. Used 500 times,
   predominantly with highway=service

- main implies some importance, is used 450 times in
   the railway context.


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