[Tagging] Mapping area of pedestrian crossing

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Mon May 17 21:20:30 UTC 2021

Any area and non-area tagging needs to be able to represent three (or
possibly four) categories of foot and/or cycle crossings:
foot-only (bicycle dismount)
foot and bicycle crossing on shared area
foot and bicycle crossing on separated adjacent areas
bicycle-only crossings



On Mon, 17 May 2021 at 19:52, Georg <georg2016 at nurfuerspam.de> wrote:

> 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.
> /Georg
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