Hey, is there an #OSM community here that I can ask questions to help me do a better job?
If I add a construction site area on top of a road, will the road automatically be marked as unusable, so that navigation applications routes around it, or do I have to do something else in addition?
@roptat I see. Thanks! Too bad, I feel like OSM should let the routers know, or that they should understand this. Or is it normal to be able to use a road trough a construction site? Maybe it's possible some times, so they shouldn't assume
Anyway, only part of this road goes trough a construction site, so I'll have to cut it. Not sure how I do that, but I'll figure it out :)
@forteller in theory it's up to individual data consumer (ie routing software) to decide what to do. Sometimes it might make sense to route though a construction area. I don't actually know what the big names do, which is the de facto rules
I have a feeling that not much software does geographic analysis to see for landuse=construction, instead looking at the tags on the highway itself.
@forteller @openstreetmap OpenStreetMap itself is agnostic to what routing algorithms do. I would be willing to bet that none of them refuse to route through construction sites. I agree with @rory You should mark the road as `highway=construction`. That's how I did it at https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/30.43458/-84.27727
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