What is the difference between amenity=parking and amenity=parking_entrance? Should I use both if I want to map an underground parking garage or just one? How are the tags interpreted by web services that use our data?

asked 12 Feb, 21:07

ALE's gravatar image

ALE
1.9k385472
accept rate: 14%


The amenity=parking tag is usually used on a closed way to describe the extents of a parking area, although use on a node is acceptable, especially if imagery isn't available.

The amenity=parking_entrance tag is normally used on entrances to underground or multistory facilities, often where it is not practical to map the extents.

Both tags should be able to coexist for a parking facility, with the entrance tag on a node on the perimeter of the main parking area way.

permanent link

answered 12 Feb, 21:59

InsertUser's gravatar image

InsertUser
3.7k12768
accept rate: 20%

Thanks, I've often seen a highway=service dead-ending into the side of a building, with the intersection node tagged amenity=parking. I've generally been inclined to retag these amenity=parking_entrance.

(13 Feb, 04:11) jmapb
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:

×843
×53

question asked: 12 Feb, 21:07

question was seen: 70 times

last updated: 13 Feb, 04:11

powered by OSQA