Proposed features/lifts

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Elevators/Lifts
Status: Draft (under way)
Proposed by: Lulu-Ann
Tagging: highway=elevator
Applies to: node, way, area
Definition: A vertical public right-of-way for pedestrians
Rendered as: PD Elevator Icon
Drafted on: 2008-01
RFC start: 2009-04-24
Vote start: *
Vote end: *
Available languages — Tag:highway=elevator
Afrikaans Alemannisch aragonés asturianu azərbaycanca Bahasa Indonesia Bahasa Melayu Bân-lâm-gú Basa Jawa Baso Minangkabau bosanski brezhoneg català čeština dansk Deutsch eesti English español Esperanto estremeñu euskara français Frysk Gaeilge Gàidhlig galego Hausa hrvatski Igbo interlingua Interlingue isiXhosa isiZulu íslenska italiano Kiswahili Kreyòl ayisyen kréyòl gwadloupéyen kurdî latviešu Lëtzebuergesch lietuvių magyar Malagasy Malti Nederlands Nedersaksies norsk norsk nynorsk occitan Oromoo oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча Plattdüütsch polski português português do Brasil română shqip slovenčina slovenščina Soomaaliga suomi svenska Tiếng Việt Türkçe Vahcuengh vèneto Wolof Yorùbá Zazaki српски / srpski беларуская български қазақша македонски монгол русский тоҷикӣ українська Ελληνικά Հայերեն ქართული नेपाली मराठी हिन्दी অসমীয়া বাংলা ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ગુજરાતી ଓଡ଼ିଆ தமிழ் తెలుగు ಕನ್ನಡ മലയാളം සිංහල ไทย မြန်မာဘာသာ ລາວ ភាសាខ្មែរ ⵜⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖⵜ አማርኛ 한국어 日本語 中文(简体)‎ 吴语 粵語 中文(繁體)‎ ייִדיש עברית اردو العربية پښتو سنڌي فارسی ދިވެހިބަސް
Public-images-osm logo.svg highway = elevator
Osm element tag.svg
Description
Provides vertical transportation.
Group: Highways
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Wikidata
Status: de facto


Description

A public elevator (or lift) is used to travel vertically, providing passenger and freight access between pathways at different floor levels.

Example: the Golden Jubilee Bridges in London, have a lift at each end, allowing wheelchair access which would not otherwise be possible due to the steps used for normal access.

More examples of public elevators here

Mapping outdoor public elevators

Suggested mapping procedure: Add a node node at the location of the elevator and add highway=elevator (c.f. highway=steps, which is also a physical description rather than a legal right-of-way type). For larger elevators, such as freight lifts, draw an enclosed way area around the outline of the lift. For non-vertical incline elevators, draw a straight way way along the elevator's path.

Connect highway=elevator with highway=footway or any other appropriate tag.

Note: Incline elevators should not be confused with longer-distance trams or aerial incline cable cars; continue to use railway=tram and aerialway=cable_car respectively.

In this example, four highway=elevator tags are placed within a building in JOSM and labeled with brand=Otis.

Mapping indoor elevators

Elevators located within buildings could also be tagged as a property as building=* with elevator=yes if the specific location of the elevator(s) is unknown. If the specific location is known, adding the elevator, or multiple elevators, as separate nodes using the highway=elevator tag, would be the preferred approach (preferred level of detail to work towards). The number of floors should be specified on the features' building=* tag using building:levels=*.

Absence of an elevator

If there is no elevator, this could have negative consequences concerning the accessibility of a building for wheelchair users (if the building has more than one level). An absence of an elevator could be indicated by tagging elevator=no on the building=* tag or location node.

Lifts/elevator transport from one level to the next

Access

Mostly pedestrians and definitely wheelchairs. Perhaps usable by bicycles. wheelchair=designated, foot=yes would be understood by default. Combine with access=* where appropriate.

Rendering

An elevator/lift icon PD Elevator Icon would be used for the major map editors such as JOSM. The icon could also be rendered at the 18th zoom level in the slippy map. Large elevators mapped as an area area could be rendered with the icon combined with a light gray area similar to highway=footway, area=yes. Incline elevators would have a single icon with a grey way similar to railway=* tags.

Tagging Examples & Description

Example Suggested Tagging
A Schindler-manufactured public elevator inside of a downtown office tower with Braille dots.
An employee elevator located somewhere inside of a supermarket. Specific location unknown.
A large non-public Otis freight elevator inside of a shopping mall. Location known.
An outdoor Dover elevator with Braille. Elevator has English speech output. Location known. Bicycles ok.
An guest-only Schindler elevator inside of a hotel resort with Braille. Guest shows key to guard to access.