[Talk-GB] User dataone: "splitting into 2 way to tag restriction "

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Thu Oct 22 19:52:43 UTC 2015

I had been meaning to express my concerns over dataOne with the list,
although as I added a new changeset comment yesterday and pm'd him
about one from last week which he has not responded to, I was waiting
for one more edit that so far hasn't happened.

My concern has been over a very large number of maxwidth=2 in Kent, it
feels wrong, I am not in Kent to verify but would be surprised if Kent
is that far out of step with other UK LAs.

In http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/34325458 comments Zain Ahmad
Hashmi mentions PIE mapping, which is is for commercial truck routing.

My suspicion is that he is using the legal maxwidth tag to block roads
to HGVs, even where there is no maxwidth in force. A max width of 2m
will restrict tractors and some range rovers.

Phil (trigpoint)

On Thu, 2015-10-22 at 20:26 +0100, Dave F. wrote:
> Hello again.
> User Zain Ahmad Hashmi is still at it with "Improving road network" 
> edits ,which as far as I can see are just adding maxweight tags. The 
> couple I've
> checked seem legit, but the edits are wide spread implying it's not 
> local knowledge. I'm correct in thinking there's no open database
> with 
> this info, aren't I?
> To me, with the maxhieght & maxweight tags being added over a large 
> area, it suggests someone with interests in developing a routing 
> application.

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