[Tagging] How to tag a verge with e.g. a paved or compacted surface?

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Mon May 3 10:14:19 UTC 2021

Clearly, different definitions are in use for shoulder. My question applies
equally to a shoulder as defined on  http://lgam.wikidot.com/road-shoulder

Verge (or shoulder) is tagged on the highway as verge=yes (or
shoulder=yes). Then how do you tag the surface of the verge or shoulder?

I don't think it is a good idea to tag something like verge:surface=* on
the highway. To tag such details, the verge (or shoulder)  should be a
separate feature, with its own main feature key.

So I guess area:highway=verge (or area:highway=shoulder) with surface=* is
the way to do it.

Peter Elderson

Op ma 3 mei 2021 om 00:57 schreef Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com>:

> On Sun, 2 May 2021 at 23:18, Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> the examples are clearly not shoulders then,
> it was not clear to me that your example was not a shoulder.  There was
> a strip of pave or semi-paved surface, delineated from the lane by a
> dashed white line, and then a grass verge.  It was hard to estimate
> the width of paved area that wasn't lane, but it looked wide enough
> to be a shoulder when combined with the compacted surface
> between it and the verge.
> See http://lgam.wikidot.com/road-shoulder and
> http://lgam.wikidot.com/road-verge
> --
> Paul
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