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I got to a big football school, which means that 7 weekends each year, the entire traffic pattern is reconfigured for event parking. The times and places that are closed or turned into contraflow are consistent. However, none of this information is presently included in OpenStreetMap. Would it be possible to set OpenStreetMap to automatically close, reopen, and change the direction of the affected routes on the football game days?

asked 14 Apr '15, 02:29

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Yes, this should be possible by using conditional restrictions. They support various kinds of restrictions, transportation modes and conditions. Time and date conditions can be specified by using the same syntax as for opening_hours. But this part can be a bit tricky, especially if you want to match only certain weekends.

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answered 14 Apr '15, 16:58

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I'll agree that this the way to represent it. But the rendering on will not magically change when the condition is met. So the answer to the original question would be "No, it is not possible to set OSM to automatically close, reopen, etc." I also wonder whether any of the current navigation systems based on OSM honors those conditional restrictions.

(15 Apr '15, 05:58) escada

Someone gave a good example for tagging this kind is situation: Times here are much more simple, as said before it remains to be seen if in your situation it's possible this way.

Conditional one way streets etc are not that uncommon. If they get mapped enough, someone is bound to make a navigation algorithm that uses the data some day.

(16 Apr '15, 14:33) joost schouppe

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