[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - highway link

Bert -Araali- Van Opstal bert.araali.afritastic at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 13:17:07 UTC 2021

You are trying to propose a mapping practise that is no real world 
feature - and not consistent with "link" concept for other highway=*

We don't map for the router. Actually I don't see any added value in 
this tag how this would improve or simplify a router program.

Why a new tag for something we already have and is solved simple and 
broadly used with existing tags ?

I started your discussion page, find more details and examples for my 
arguments on your discussion page :).


Bert Araali

On 10/03/2021 11:39, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> sent from a phone
>> On 10 Mar 2021, at 05:40, Seth Deegan <jayandseth at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ever wondered what to map when a sidewalk ends without a crossing or 
>> how to connect access ailes with parking ailes?
>> **=link *does it!
>> Highway link proposal 
>> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/highway_link>
> there’s also modest use of highway=virtual
> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/highway=virtual 
> <https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/highway=virtual>
> but footway=link beats it by factor 10. Did you check how it is used?
> I believe we can already map the situation you are describing where a 
> sidewalk ends:
> split at the kerb, connect to the street highway (this is always done, 
> the last part of a footway connecting to a street is always virtual).
> Add footway=sidewalk to the sidewalk and footway=crossing to the part 
> on the road. Tag the crossing node with highway=crossing and 
> crossing=unmarked
> Cheers Martin
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