[Tagging] Cycling "service area"

John Willis johnw at mac.com
Sun Feb 18 15:16:33 UTC 2018



Javbw

> On Feb 18, 2018, at 10:44 PM, Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> what's the difference between a service area on a road that is tagged with highway=services and one that is tagged amenity=fuel

I'll write a full response tomorrow, but highway=services (SA) is a singularly named place with a collection of specific amenities with dedicated access along a motorway. Fuel is one of those amenities. It is important to defining a SA, but it is not an SA itself. 

Similar to how a mall is a singularly named location full of shops and amenities for shoppers, it is the collection of amenities  together for a particular usage in a singularly named location that makes a Service Area, along with specialized access. 

javbw. 


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