OpenStreetMap and curb regulations

A proposed approach

Emily Eros
Jun 21, 2019 · 17 min read
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What do we mean by “curb” and why is it important?

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Why does this data matter?

Current state of OSM

How parking restrictions are (or aren’t) mapped

How is conditional tagging for parking used?

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Example: multiple overlapping parking restrictions on a street in Toulouse

Problems with mapping regulations as ways

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Example of overlapping regulations on a given side of a street
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The same example, but showing the number of regulations for each segment of the street
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Moving a node has unintended consequences. In this example, it extends the location of a Loading Zone.

Is this a unique situation? Why?

Alternate proposal: Mapping asset points

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Assets that represent curb regulations, such as signs and meters, can be mapped as points

Precedent in OSM

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A new key: kerbside_marker

Limitations

Then what? Deriving regulatory geometries and consumable data

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Using the SharedStreets referencing system, points are snapped to the street and assigned a Reference ID and location

Quick recap

Thoughts? Questions?


Acknowledgements


Footnotes

SharedStreets

SharedStreets

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