[OSM-talk] mapping driveways
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Sun Jan 25 04:44:20 GMT 2009
Ulf Lamping <ulf.lamping at googlemail.com> writes:
> First of all, you should NEVER remove anything from the database, unless
> you have made certain by your own eye that the object in question is an
> error and not existing in reality! Even than take care not to remove
> anything marked as abandoned or alike, that marks this object was once
> here and the info is kept for historical reasons.
Yes, renderers and other applications can then choose whether they
want to use that information or not.
> Here in germany we are simply not asking if something should be
> included! People in densely mapped areas are starting to map single
> trees and litter bins - not all of us doing so, but that's not the point
> How this should be tagged depends on what's on the ground. Please have a
> look at: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Map_Features
> It indicates to use highway=service together with service=driveway.
> Funnily enough, I don't have a clear understanding what a driveway
> actually is, seems to be an american english specific term?
It's typically a piece of pavement that connects the road with peoples
garage door. Of course, the pavement and the garage are optional.
In German I would probably say "Grundstückseinfahrt".
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