[Tagging] Mapping area of pedestrian crossing

Georg georg2016 at nurfuerspam.de
Mon May 17 17:48:55 UTC 2021

Hi Mateusz,

> In some cases people may want to map pedestrian crossing
> also as an area.
> For example see
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/655343334
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/655410319
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/654981687

Without knowing the 3 objects in situ, in maps and aerial imagery they
do look like 3 usual crossings. Like all crossings, they do have a
certain length and width, i.e. as geometric shape, all crosssings are
not a line but an area (mostly squares) just like streets, waterways
etc. But in OSM sense, why shall these 3 not seen as line but areas?

I'd better understand "area" for crossings like
https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/50.00152/8.25936 which in contrast
to an X-crossing (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedestrian_scramble)
has not just 6 lines interconnecting 4 points, but where you can go from
any point to any point.


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