[Tagging] Service road - Can it be a driveway if serving multiple houses?

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Tue Nov 5 17:54:23 UTC 2019


On Tue, 2019-11-05 at 09:41 -0700, brad wrote:
> I live in a single family home with a shared driveway.  The next
> door 
> neighbor house is 7 meters from my house.  The driveway is about 10 
> meters shared, then it splits, about 10 meters to each garage.    If
> it 
> were mapped, I think it should be tagged as driveway, but I don't
> think 
> it's relevant to map.
> 
A short driveway such as this is unlikely to get mapped, mine is very
similar although only to a single property. I live in a 70s/80s
development.

What I consider to be shared driveways, leading to 3 or 4 properties
are a feature of modern housing estates. Whilst mappers have tended to
ignore these as they are neither public or lead anywhere of interest
(not part of our usecase), after all UK mappers are mostly walkers or
cyclists. They are a big part of the usecase for the growing parcel
delivery sector, Amazon Logistics have been armchairing these at a rate
us local mappers find hard to keep up with. Often incorrectly as
residential roads. 

I am now seeing that we need to map these correctly and use our local
knowledge to map them correctly before they are mapped incorrectly by
mappers who lack the experience of having seen these on these features
on the ground.

Phil (trigpoint)




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