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#1 2007-12-11 14:31:44

toralf
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Registered: 2007-11-10
Posts: 18

How to tag motor service stations and rest places on motorway?

I want to map some motor service stations and rest places on a motorway.
It isn't clear to me what type the streets should be.
They could be tagged "motorway_link" or "service". I have seen both on OSM.
The wiki doesn't give much detail about this.

IMHO "motorway_link" makes the most sence, since it is part of the highway.
At the same time, people are allowed to cross the street by foot.

Service doesn't seem to be correct. I understood that it is a road that connect a motor service stations to the normal roads, e.g. for supply. And that it isn't connected to the motorway (it doesn't provide access).

What is the correct way?
Is it a mixture?:
The ramps as "motorway_link" and the roads where parking and crossing the street by foot is allowed as "service"?

Please advice. The wiki should be changed accordingly.


ciao toralf

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#2 2007-12-11 20:56:26

daveemtb
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Registered: 2007-11-27
Posts: 24

Re: How to tag motor service stations and rest places on motorway?

As far as I can tell from http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Map_Features your mixture suggestion is correct. But I'm no expert! tongue

Personally i wouldn't label every road in the car park, but use a loop way to define edges of parking, and mark only significant routes through the service area.

Last edited by daveemtb (2007-12-11 20:59:17)

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#3 2007-12-11 22:24:24

Lambertus
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From: Apeldoorn (NL)
Registered: 2007-03-17
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Re: How to tag motor service stations and rest places on motorway?

I would say a mixture as well (motorway_link where highway rules apply, service where providing access to parking and/or fuel).


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