Proposed features/rightofway

From OpenStreetMap Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Status
proposal
Proposed-by
User:Myfanwy
Proposal-date
2008-02-01


Proposal

to change the name of the top-level tag 'highway' to 'rightofway'


Rationale

the current tag for marking a right of way is highway. this was logical at the time it was conceived, but has become less so since the advent of highway=cycleway and highway=footpath, both of which are confusing and illogical. rightofway makes a lot more sense


Tagging

will generally not be changed

<tag k="rightofway" v="<some right of way type....>"/>

all other tags will be as before


Proposed Rendering

rendering will not be changed by this tag


Opinion

The tag name is debatable - it may be better as right_of_way as that is more readable


Voting