Talk:Proposed features/taxilane

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The idea of having a way of specifying taxilanes sounds cool; however, perhaps it would be good to tag them differently than aeroway=taxilane.

Tagging them instead with aeroway=taxiway and taxiway=taxilane would make this backwards-compatible with taxilanes previously tagged as taxiways, by adding information without modifying the information there from beforehand. This also would make any software which only understands taxiways see that the lanes may be taxied on, while software which differentiates between them can do so. --Abbafei (talk) 01:28, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

I can definitely see the advantage of using aeroway=taxiway and taxiway=taxilane or even taxiway=apron. It is more descriptive as well as being backwards compatable and would be a valid use of the common iterative refinement tagging scheme. I will second your idea. After all you still taxi on a taxilane. It is just a taxiway within a non-movement area. --Fairchildbrad (talk) 20:53, 13 September 2016 (UTC)