[Talk-dk] highway=rest_area in Denmark

Rasmus Vendelboe r.vendelboe+osm at gmail.com
Ons Apr 20 18:09:13 UTC 2016


Hi Nelson,

Probably because it has been cleaned up through Denmark by a single person?
I haven't been part in it, but in my humble opinion it is a better tagging
scheme, simpler and more inline with osm's taxonomy than highway=rest_area.
Highway=rest_area is a weakly described tag, it makes no sense and should
imho be deprecated.

I would suggest that you follow option 1 and try to define a better tagging
scheme for rest areas before trying to consolidate the data. I would
suggest you lean up against the tagging scheme for parking areas suggesting
that rest areas could be tagged as: amenity=rest_area for the area,
highway=service, service=* for the highways inside the area.



Med venlig hilsen
Rasmus Vendelboe

On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 7:53 PM, Nelson A. de Oliveira <naoliv at gmail.com>
wrote:

> What I saw (and was trying to understand) is why 95% of all the
> highway=service + service=rest_area are located in Denmark.
>
>
> I can see some improvements regarding this question:
>
> 1) it's possible to define a better tagging for highways that are
> resting areas, but this should be discussed/suggested in a more
> specific channel (the tagging list, for example)
>
> 2) it's possible to create small buffers around the service=rest_area
> ways and find/calculate possible missing highway=services or
> highway=rest_area (or it could even be verified manually).
>
> Of course I am not here to say "you must map using this specific tag"
> nor I don't want to just change all the highway=service +
> service=rest_area to highway=rest_area.
>
> Regardless the first item, the second one should improve the data in
> Denmark.
>
> Best regards,
> Nelson
>
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