Proposed features/Magnetic levitation train
|Magnetic levitation train|
|Status:||Voting (under way)|
|Definition:||Railway with maglev propulsion|
|Rendered as:||Like railway, with blue and red stripes instead of grey and white stripes.|
Maglev trains are currently in experimental stage. They are a potential means of passenger transport and may appear more widely.
Maglev and adhesion trains have incompatible rails, hence need different tagging.
Taking a quick look at a few examples of existing (or disused or currently under construction) maglev lines on osm, here's what they are tagged at the moment:
|Shanghai Maglev Train||operational|| railway=monorail
(partially additionally monorail=maglev)
|Incheon Airport Maglev||operational||railway=monorail + monorail=maglev|
|Emsland test facility||disused||railway=disused + monorail=maglev|
|Chūō Shinkansen||under construction||railway=rail + note=maglev|
(feel free to further extend this list of examples) (Tyr)
This proposal will bring these different taggings into a standardised single way of tagging, if we do not run into XKCD 927.
Like railway, with blue and red stripes instead of grey and white stripes (First rendering of maglev in any major online map). Blue and red are chosen as they are usually used in magnet illustrations in order to denote north and south poles of magnetic field.
Please comment on the discussion page.
Usual voting rules apply(at least 15 votes with majority approval and at least 8 approvals). Voting extension effective by November 18th.
- I approve this proposal, as the originator. Erkin Alp Güney (talk) 08:23, 6 October 2017 (UTC)
- I oppose this proposal. I strongly disagree with "Maglev and adhesion trains have incompatible rails, hence need different tagging." First part is true, second may be true but implication is false. For example - rails with incompatible gauge and their tagging. Also, is this vote announced anywhere like a mailing list? Also, what is the point of "possible rendering" section? Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 22:30, 21 November 2017 (UTC)