Talk:Key:step count

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Short Stairs at building entrance

Hi, The entrance to a market hall look from air position as inside the building, because of a massive roof over it.

  • Do i tag the downstairs as highway=step, beginning at building-wall inside direction and add step_count=5 or do i tag it as a node with building=entrance und add at the node step_count=5?

In case of way: should the direction of the highway=steps way always look in upstairs direction or in other direction do i tag simply a negative value for downstairs, like step_count=-5? In case of node: here i can only code the direction with a positive value as upstairs and a negative value as downstairs. Should i do this in this way or is it simply unimportant? --Okilimu 19:21, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

I would tag this as highway=steps, covered=yes, step_count=5, because steps are always on highway=steps, they would not be parsed on building=entrance. I like the negative value for downstairs, but actually I have never seen it in any proposal. Lulu-Ann
There's no reason to use negative values for downstairs because this can be expressed by Key:incline (which, unlike negative step_count values, also works for ways that aren't steps). Except for that, I agree with your tagging suggestion. --Tordanik 14:01, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Sets of steps

How would you tag this a stair with sets like this? step_count=9, a series of very small highway=footway and highway=step's or something else? --Nighto (talk) 22:36, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

I would probably use alternating footways and steps today, but wouldn't consider the alternative wrong. However, both are clearly not ideal solutions. I believe we should introduce a dedicated tag for mapping landings eventually. --Tordanik 12:13, 18 July 2014 (UTC)