Hi Dave,

my understanding is that most hw=service are used to access a specific man_made 
object, so this tag
seems to be superfluous to me. I would simply not use the service tag here.

Von: Dave Swarthout <daveswarth...@gmail.com>
Gesendet: Samstag, 5. August 2017 23:02:18
An: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools
Betreff: [Tagging] service=access


I'm working on highway tagging in Alaska and am developing a preset to automate 
the tagging of the many gravel service roads that are used to access the 
Trans-Alaska Pipeline (TAP). I have never used the service=access tag and there 
is nothing in the Wiki about it but it would seem to be an ideal tag to use in 
my work because those roads are being used to get close to the TAP, in other 
words, to access it. Taginfo shows about 600 uses of the tag and most of those 
appear to be for unpaved service roads similar to the ones I'm seeing in my 

However, seeing as no documentation of the tag exists, I'm wondering if any of 
you have used this tag or have some insights to offer.

As always, thanks in advance.


Dave Swarthout
Homer, Alaska
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Travel Blog at http://dswarthout.blogspot.com

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