On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 10:19 AM, Colin Smale <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>></span> wrote:<br><div class="gmail_quote"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
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Bill Ricker wrote:
<pre>i generally also set access=private for the official vehicle only u-turns.
<pre>would access=official here be an overly fussy distinction ?
"access=official" sounds as if it would need a lot more definition.</div></blockquote><div><br>It's already defined in the wiki (<a href="http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Access">http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Access</a> and <a href="http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:access%3Dofficial">http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:access%3Dofficial</a>), and it doesn't fit this situation: "The way is dedicated to a specific mode of travel by law. Usually marked by traffic signs and exclusive. In Germany use is also compulsory."<br>
<br>So access=* means "all transport modes have access * [by default]", and *=official means "The way is dedicated to travel via *", so access=official means "the way is dedicated to travel via all transport modes".<br>
<br>It may sound like "access=official" means "official access only", but any programs which have encoded access=* and *=official will be completely confused by such a designation.<br></div></div>