[Tagging] Cycling "service area"

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Sun Feb 18 15:40:21 UTC 2018

At present the wiki says that highway=services is mainly for motorways and
similar roads, but we have many places now that look like highway=services,
but are on single carriageway roads and offer similar  services, but are
tagged as amenity=fuel.
I am only pointing out that the dividing line between the different tagging
approaches is blurry, and invite you to consider extending the meaning of
the highway=services key instead of creating a new service_area tag that
would apply everywhere bar motorways and other dual-carriageway roads, and
would "compete" with amenity=fuel.

On 18 February 2018 at 16:16, John Willis <johnw at mac.com> wrote:

> 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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