OSM tags to support non-standard HPV routing

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atlas_shrugged
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OSM tags to support non-standard HPV routing

Postby atlas_shrugged » 14 Jul 2020, 4:11pm

An earlier topic requested gpx routes which supported trikes. HPVs are even more varied than just trikes so this thread is intended to document OSM tags that can be used to aid and support the routing of non-standard HPVs.

Tag Description
width Maximum practical width of vehicle e.g. width= 2.4 m
height Maximum practical height of vehicle e.g. height= 1.2 m

There are some additional restrictions to cater for but I do not know the relevant tag. I will describe the restriction (possibly with the wrong name) i.e. this is not a suggested OSM tag name. Additional vehicle restrictions:

turning_circle_radius
clearance, wheel_base_separation, front_wheel_to_front_distance, rear_wheel_to_back_distance -- this to prevent grounding
Surface_type -- if it is gravel this might be a barrier

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Re: OSM tags to support non-standard HPV routing

Postby mjr » 14 Jul 2020, 4:40pm

atlas_shrugged wrote:There are some additional restrictions to cater for but I do not know the relevant tag. I will describe the restriction (possibly with the wrong name) i.e. this is not a suggested OSM tag name. Additional vehicle restrictions:

turning_circle_radius

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:turning_radius
I've not used this before.

clearance, wheel_base_separation, front_wheel_to_front_distance, rear_wheel_to_back_distance -- this to prevent grounding

This is more difficult. I'm not sure how to map these. Searching for grounding finds things to do with power cables.

Surface_type -- if it is gravel this might be a barrier

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:surface
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:tracktype
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:smoothness
I often add these because they make a big difference to my riding and the tags are either obvious or subjective.
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Re: OSM tags to support non-standard HPV routing

Postby [XAP]Bob » 14 Jul 2020, 4:42pm

I’d look for steps (count and height) grounding is *so* varied as to be virtually impossible to document.
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
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