[talk-au] School Zones

Ben Kelley ben.kelley at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 07:25:22 BST 2012

I came to the opinion that a maxspeed tag didn't really capture a school
zone, even with complex time restrictions.

Possibly it makes more sense to keep using restriction=school_zone but as
others have pointed out, probably nothing reads these. I know some brands
of car GPS devices can warn you about a school zone, but I don't think
there are any that could get this from OSM.

For now I preserve these tags if I am editing a way that has them, but I
don't add them if they are not there already.

  - Ben Kelley.
On Aug 24, 2012 6:38 AM, "Ian Sergeant" <inas66+osm at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 24/08/12 03:18, Ben Johnson wrote:
>> So... with the prospect of re-editing, and the uncertainty of the
>> maxspeed:(condition) proposal, this has lead me full-circle back to
>> thinking the simple [restriction = school_zone] tag is the most effective
>> method to mark a school zone for later refinement. We could include the
>> extended information (e.g. operational times and days) as either a [note =
>> ...] (notes are not displayed to end users), or even a [description = ...]
>> (descriptions are potentially displayed to end users as text hints/guides).
>> Does anyone else have thoughts about school zones? I'm particularly
>> interested in whether we can come up with a method that is appropriate for
>> all states.
> I went through the same thought process as you, and came to the same
> conclusion.
> School Zones only apply school days, so the times of application can't be
> captured.  They have different demerit point structures.
> See this photo..
> http://img213.imageshack.us/**img213/4364/gopr1691.jpg<http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/4364/gopr1691.jpg>
> Obviously someone regards a school zone as distinct from a maxspeed.
> Ian.
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