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. http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/354971865

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 http://keepright.ipax.at/report_map.php?schema=50&error=78138632 - "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' http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:building%3Dbridge

Advice appreciated please.

asked 28 Jun '15, 04:51

NZGraham's gravatar image

NZGraham
1.8k122648
accept rate: 17%


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.

permanent link

answered 28 Jun '15, 09:41

iii's gravatar image

iii
4.9k63880
accept rate: 11%

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
Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

By RSS:

Answers

Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:

×833
×214
×1

question asked: 28 Jun '15, 04:51

question was seen: 1,713 times

last updated: 30 Jun '15, 17:40

powered by OSQA