Proposed features/include spacecraft in aeroway

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include spacecraft related infrastructure in aeroway
Status: Voting (under way)
Proposed by: dieterdreist
Tagging: aeroway=*
Applies to:
Definition: Extend the definition of key:aeroway to include spacecraft related infrastructure
Drafted on:
Proposed on: 2017-05-02
RFC start: 2017-05-02
Vote start: 2017-05-16
Vote end: 2017-05-30


Description

The current definition for key aeroway=* says it deals with the "physical infrastructure used to support aircraft and air travel". This proposals tries to estimate the support for a modification to make this the "physical infrastructure used to support aircraft, air travel, spacecraft and space flight".

Rationale

Following the recent introduction of aeroway=spaceport, aeroway=landingpad, aeroway=launchpad and the extension of aeroway=runway in the wiki and a handful of OSM objects it became apparent that there is a contradiction of these tags with the current definition of the aeroway key. There are not many spacecraft related features on a global level (currently, although this might change if control centres for space flight and satellite infrastructure etc. are mapped in a more structured way). Introducing a new key like "spaceway" might be seen as unproportionate compared to the number of actual features. It might be argued that other well established keys could be used to accomodate these features, e.g. amenity=* or man_made=*, allowing to add spacecraft related tags to aircraft related infrastructure without resorting to multi-value tagging. This proposal will formalize the amendment of the aeroway key if accepted.

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  • I abstain from voting but have comments I have comments but abstain from voting on this proposal. I prefer to not widen the definition of aeroway but keep the key aeroway restricted to "physical infrastructure used to support aircraft and air travel" and go with man_made=spaceport for spaceports or possibly with a new key like spaceway- although there aren't many related objects at this time, there will probably be in the future, and by its characteristics it is a distinctive and specific field. --Dieterdreist (talk) 10:39, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. This makes much more sense to me than adding a new tag. --Skquinn (talk) 11:45, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Very related features. No need to add another tag. --Zuse (talk) 20:30, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
where do you see the common properties? Today's rockets are IMHO not very related to aircraft, they are rather very different: assembled at the launch site they will be launched once and not land anywhere, or even if they come back (space-x) it will be just a small part actually returning, and landing is not comparable to an aircraft. Aircraft are flying by gaining support from the air, while rockets are built to have as few resistance from the air as possible, and are flying out of the air in the shortest way (usually). The term "aeroway" has the word "air" explicitly in it, so it is from the terminology point of view completely ill formed to add rockets (or their related infrastructure) here.--Dieterdreist (talk) 10:53, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Javbw (talk) 21:53, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
  • I abstain from voting but have comments I have comments but abstain from voting on this proposal. I have to abstain as I created the documentation (as of existing tagging). I would certainly vote "yes". There's one thing left, that's the military use of launchpads, but I think this should be handled within the military=* tag rtfm Rtfm (talk) 22:56, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
you don't have to abstain from voting, as you write you want to vote yes, you should do so (IMHO).--Dieterdreist (talk) 10:53, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Chrabroš (talk) 06:10, 20 May 2017 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Atalanttore (talk) 15:05, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal. In one, er two, words, duck tagging. As pointed out above, spacecraft and spacecraft infrastructure is very different from aircraft infrastructure--with its own key it will be easier to come up with appropriate tags. I don't see why it's a big deal to add a new key, especially when there are relatively few spacecraft-related features already tagged. --Neuhausr (talk) 17:28, 23 May 2017 (UTC)