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

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Mon Aug 3 09:04:59 UTC 2020

I agree that it would be helpful to distinguish more subtypes of highway=service.
However I find the proposed 'service=parking' misleading, as it suggests the way itself is
used for parking, not that it provides access to such facility.

I started a similar discussion four years ago, here is the thread start:

Possibilities discussed were:



On 03.08.2020 10:39, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> sent from a phone
>> On 3. Aug 2020, at 06:09, David Dean <ddean at ieee.org> wrote:
>> 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).
> if we need a specific service subtag for the access to parkings (which is already implicit through the fact that the road leads to a parking, and which leads to uncertainty which tag to choose if the road leads to parking and another use, like delivery for supermarkets), I would prefer are more verbose tag, as it is foreseeable that “parking“ will be confused with “parking_aisle”.
> Cheers Martin
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