[Tagging] service=access

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Sat Aug 12 16:53:50 UTC 2017


The roads I'm working on run connect major highways to the service road
that runs adjacent to the entire length of the Tran-Alaska Pipeline. They
are mostly blocked from public access but some are used for other purposes
such as reaching an otherwise inaccessible river or lake.

I am using conventional tagging for the most part. The question I posed was
partly to learn why other mappers invented and then used service=access. I
suppose one can assume that most service roads are constructed as an access
to something, be it a pipeline, an office, or a fuel station so it seems,
on the one hand, to be a perfect fit, and on the other, redundant.

Thanks for your insights.

Dave

On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 8:48 AM, marc marc <marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com>
wrote:

> Or maybe use service=driveway
> pipeline amenities is like a small business property
>
>
> Le 11. 08. 17 à 17:53, Richard Welty a écrit :
> > not sure we need a tag at all, but i'd recommend a more general notion
> > such as
> >
> > service=facility_access
> >
> > there are, after all, access roads for things like power lines, etc.
> >
> > On 8/11/17 8:34 AM, Janko Mihelić wrote:
> >> I'm struggling to think of another use for any highway besides access.
> >> Maybe a scenic highway whose use is to look at surroundings while
> driving.
> >>
> >> I suggest service=pipeline_access.
> >>
> >> ned, 6. kol 2017. u 18:58 Dave Swarthout napisao je:
> >>
> >>      You're probably right Gerd. I sometimes get too enthusiastic about
> >>      adding tags to objects. The access tag is probably completely
> >>      unnecessary. Still, I'm curious about why other mappers decided to
> >>      use it.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>      On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 8:49 PM, Gerd Petermann wrote:
> >>
> >>          Hi Dave,
> >>
> >>          my understanding is that most hw=service are used to access a
> >>          specific man_made object, so this tag
> >>          seems to be superfluous to me. I would simply not use the
> >>          service tag here.
> >>
> >>          Gerd
> >>          ________________________________________
> >>          Von: Dave Swarthout
> >>          Gesendet: Samstag, 5. August 2017 23:02:18
> >>          An: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools
> >>          Betreff: [Tagging] service=access
> >>
> >>          Hi,
> >>
> >>          I'm working on highway tagging in Alaska and am developing a
> >>          preset to automate the tagging of the many gravel service
> >>          roads that are used to access the Trans-Alaska Pipeline (TAP).
> >>          I have never used the service=access tag and there is nothing
> >>          in the Wiki about it but it would seem to be an ideal tag to
> >>          use in my work because those roads are being used to get close
> >>          to the TAP, in other words, to access it. Taginfo shows about
> >>          600 uses of the tag and most of those appear to be for unpaved
> >>          service roads similar to the ones I'm seeing in my work.
> >>
> >>          However, seeing as no documentation of the tag exists, I'm
> >>          wondering if any of you have used this tag or have some
> >>          insights to offer.
> >>
> >>          As always, thanks in advance.
> >>
> >>          Dave
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Dave Swarthout
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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