Talk:Key:road marking

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Question: What is the potential use of this data? Obviously you could render it but without streets being mapped as areas, the rendering is likely to look rather odd. It seems like it would be more useful to put the effort of mapping these things into mapping their meaning in the form of lanes tags and turn restriction relations. These are tags that are already being used by OSM based tools to improve routing. --ToeBee (talk)

This is not reserved for highway markings. I think about bus stops for instance. Such tag can be used by road maintenance services for instance. --Pieren (talk) 15:39, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
I don't think it would look odd. Given road type, width and number of lanes you already can make street markings quite convincing. The only difficulty is that the road width would be rendered only at higher zoom levels --Vanuan (talk) 10:22, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
I second the need for this information and would add that as autonomous vehicles (AV) become more common, the need for this data will only grow. Pedestrian crossings are particularly dangerous and sometimes road markings fade, rendering vision obsolete. A digitization of this information would help prevent lane incursion and late stops. --pflier (talk)