[Tagging] RFC: service=? for all highway=service (service=parking needed, primarily, I think)

David Dean ddean at ieee.org
Mon Aug 3 04:07:30 UTC 2020


Thanks for the great feedback, everyone.

Firstly, I don't want anyone to feel that just tagging highway=service is
wrong, and you have to have a service tag. Any information available on the
map is more useful than no information. I just want the ability to
differentiate between 'we don't know what sort of service road this is' and
'we know it is a main parking road and/or access within a private
residential/commercial/industrial/etc property/campus'.

On the main parking road, I think we are largely in agreement that
service=parking would be a good addition to OSM documentation (and is
already in use throughout the world, as such).

For the second type of highway=service with no service tagging, what about
using service=access?
It has been used about 1K times already (
https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/service=access#overview,
https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/WGY), and looks like it has been used in that
general 'access to facilities on a larger property/campus' sense.

For example: https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/WGZ.

- David

On Mon, 3 Aug 2020 at 08:31, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> sent from a phone
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> On 3. Aug 2020, at 00:18, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>> So what all these have in common is that they are not public roads not
>> intended for through-traffic. They are all on private/public properties.
>> So maybe they could be summarized under service=property, with a
>> description like "roads on (private) large properties, such as on
>> hospital grounds, cemeteries, camping grounds, industrial or commercial
>> areas"
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> That's a nice idea!
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> not all “service without additional subclass” are on properties, while
> most of those that already have additional subclasses like
> service=driveway/parking_aisle/drive_through etc. usually are. IMHO
> “property” would be misleading as qualifier for more important service roads
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