[Tagging] how to care about different seasonal road close?
61sundowner at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 23:26:24 UTC 2017
On 23-Mar-17 08:52 AM, Kevin Kenny wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 5:35 PM, Micah Cochran <mcochran at athensal.us
> <mailto:mcochran at athensal.us>> wrote:
> You might use the "seasonal" key, which seems like it might
> already be used to indicate if a highway is open or closed
> seasonally. I can't find a proposal for that use.
> This could be seasonal=spring;summer;autumn
> There are 54,768 instances of seasonal=yes, which seems fairly
> useless unless you are referring to natural phenomenon (streams).
> Uhm, it's less than general, but sometimes obvious in context. In my
> part of the world, a seasonal road is one where they don't trouble to
> plow the snow. Sometimes up in the peaks, that means the road will be
> impassable from mid-October to mid-May in a severe year. However, most
> of the seasonal roads are posted "open April 15-October 31" but in
> practice they will open as soon as they can get crews in to clean up
> the inevitable spring rock slides and stay open until there's too much
> snow for a police car.
> I have no idea how to encode all that in tagging. It depends on the
> weather and the judgment of the highway department.
Frequently things are tagged open 9 to 5 .. but some open a little
earlier and close a little later depending on staff and customers.
So I would use the 'open April 15-October 31' as the tag to use as this
would give a certain route,
a non local may not be a good judge of snow conditions for closing date
nor the opening activity.
You could add a note to the actual conditions .. but I don't think it
will render in any usefull way, better to stick to the 'open April
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