[Talk-us] Parking on the Street, Variable Availability Parking

Randy Thomson rwtnospam-osm at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 24 01:25:58 BST 2009


Chris Lawrence wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Ian Dees
> <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 12:02 PM, Christopher Covington
> > <cov at vt.edu> wrote:
> > > 
> >> >From the wiki,
> > > 
> >> "Parking spaces along streets are currently not tagged. Only
> parking >> lots of reasonable size are mapped, not every place where
> a car could be >> parked."
> > > 
> >> Is there any solution to this? At, for example, the student
> apartment >> complexes in Blacksburg, VA, there are very few parking
> spaces where >> non-residents can park. Some of these are on the
> street. It would be >> very useful to map these spaces. Any way to do
> it that would be better >> than drawing thin strips?
> > > 
> >> Also, any tips on adding variable availability public parking
> >> information, i.e. reserved for faculty staff M-F 9-5, public
> otherwise >> or metered M-F 9-5, free otherwise?
> > > 
> > 
> > This almost sounds to me like data too complex to be tagged by
> > simple key/value pairs. You're right though, it would be very nice
> > to have that information.
> 
> Well, a "on-street parking" tag might be helpful.
> parking={parallel|angled} maybe on the ways?  Then you could also have
> parking=no for ways where parking isn't permitted at all.
> 
> Parking restrictions are probably best handled by a new relation.  I
> could see using relations for parking zones (e.g. areas where
> on-street parking is by permit, lots where a certain permit is needed,
> etc).  And then you'd have possible restrictions (maxtime in minutes,
> day of week/alternate day rules, etc.) that you could base off those
> being used with the existing turn restrictions relations.  Not sure if
> these things are generally useful but if you're going to use OSM as
> the basis for a campus parking map or something like that it might be
> worthwhile.
> 
> 
> Chris

Did a little more research. There is a <a
href=http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/parking_lane>d
raft parking_lane</a> page. You may want to look at, and contribute to.
(Don't know if the link will work from this NNTP client. If not you can
copy & paste.)

-- 
Randy





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