[Talk-us] Ferries

Evin Fairchild evindfair at gmail.com
Fri Oct 18 15:15:10 UTC 2013

Interesting idea, but since there's not a whole ton of ferry terminals
worldwide, I don't know if it would be worthwhile to create a whole new
highway=* tag just for this. I don't really mind the service=ferry tag; it
would be less complicated in getting it to render.


On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 7:45 PM, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us>wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 2:44 PM, Evin Fairchild <evindfair at gmail.com>wrote:
>> When I made relations for all the state highways in Washington, I
>> included the ferry routes and the ferry access roads in the highway route
>> relation. I also have done some edits to ferry terminals, adding a way for
>> each lane in the ferry waiting lot. This was previously done at some ferry
>> terminals in BC.
>> I agree with tagging the ferry terminal roads with service=ferry.
> The service=ferry works for me, but I'd like to point out that it isn't
> consistent with other highway tags linking different road segments. The
> wiki describes motorway_link, primary_link, etc. Rather than describe the
> normally short road segment as a service road, why not highway=ferry_link?
> service=ferry does have the advantage that the render wouldn't stumble.
> --
> Clifford
> OpenStreetMap: Maps with a human touch
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