[talk-au] Shared driveways

forster at ozonline.com.au forster at ozonline.com.au
Wed Sep 22 22:59:41 UTC 2021


The possibility of retagging user HighRouleur's highway= service  
service=driveway ways to highway= service service=driveway  
occurred to me as well. But I have never heard of a pipestem before.  
Maybe its something that is only done in the US? My thought was that  
if I don't fully understand a tag I shouldn't be using it. Does a  
pipestem describe https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/203549225 better  
than the simpler
highway= service? I think I prefer highway= service


> In doing the rounds of the Willoughby LGA, I've noticed there are quite
> a lot of shared driveways. This has likely come about from where one
> previously large block has been subdivided - sometimes multiple times.
> Each block typically has access to the main road via a narrow strip of
> land, on which the shared driveway sits.
> The service=driveway tag is "a minor service road leading to a specific
> property", so isn't really appropriate for driveways leading to
> multiple properties.
> So I've started tagging some of these as driveway=pipestem, as per the wiki:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:service%3Ddriveway#Pipestems
> What do people think?
> The wiki also suggests service=pipestem as an alternative, but I prefer
> service=driveway + driveway=pipestem as it's more compatible with
> existing tagging - for most intents, if a shared driveway is
> rendered/routed as a driveway, that should be acceptable.
> An example:
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/957104517
> Enable the DCS NSW Base Map in ID editor if you want to see the strips
> of land via which each property has access to Fullers Rd.
> cheers
> Tom
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