This is a totally enclosed overbridge linking 2 buildings on the Waikato Hospital Campus. It crosses over, but does not connect with, Pembroke Street below.

At present it is tagged 'highway=pedestrian' and 'bridge=yes' based on its appearance on Bing imagery and has given rise to this KeepRight alert - "way not connected with the rest of the map"

In my opinion the tag 'highway' isn't the most appropriate and I wonder if the feature would be better drawn as an area (linked to the buildings on either side) and tagged 'building=bridge' and 'layer=1'

Advice appreciated please.

asked 28 Jun '15, 04:51

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As usual you have always different (detailed) approaches on tagging in OSM. So for your quesion it's IMHO

  1. single way (highway=footway, bridge=yes, level=x, layer=x, covered=yes, ...)
  2. closed way (building:part=yes, ...)

The first one is easier and maybe more useful for indoor routing, while the second one is more likely for 3D rendering. For example I took the last one here in Rostock or here in Schwerin for a similar solid bridge/tunnel.

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answered 28 Jun '15, 09:41

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Even with indoor rendering, you want to have a building or building part around the indoor elements, so #2 is clearly the best option.

(30 Jun '15, 17:40) Tordanik
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