Proposed features/Steps features
|Status:||Proposed (under way)|
|Definition:||Additional properties for steps|
This proposal adds several more Tags to describe steps.
This is for ramps that are included in the stairway itself. Ramps that run physically separated (e.g. seperated by a fence, height difference or wall), should be drawn separately.
|ramp=yes||There is a ramp. Try to specify it more if possible.|| ramp=yes on waysedit |
|ramp:stroller=yes||A pair of ramps with a small flight of stairs in the middle.|
|ramp:bicycle=yes||One ramp at the side of the steps, that can be used to push your bicycle up.|
|ramp:wheelchair=yes/limited/no||A shallow ramp that can be used by wheelchairs. It shouldn't be steeper than 4-6% and wide enough. Use "limited" if pushing the wheelchair is neccessary. Explicitly tag "no" to indicate if this ramp can not be used with a wheelchair or if a better ramp (or elevator) is available.|
|ramp:luggage=yes/automatic/manual||A ramp for luggage (e.g. at the trainstation). automatic means it moves by itself (conveyor belt) while manual only provides an even surface where you can slide your luggage up and down more easily.|
|ramp=no||No ramp at all (default).|
Some of the following properties have only three values, which makes the information more objective. More values may allow for a finer distinction, but only if all mappers stick closley to the definition, which may sometimes be impossible. That is why there are only few values, which should still give a general and rather objective impression of the step's properties.
The width of the steps should be equivalent to the width of the steps or staircase overall, so the generic width=* can be used.
Surface (Step material)
Since the various surface Tags are already popular, one may use them to describe the step's material. For example surface.material=metal.
The height of the individual steps. Tge following values may be used, but you can also specify the measured height. If the heights vary much, an average height together with a fitting step.condition=* value may be appropriate.
|number|| The measured size. |
The following values may be used for the step.length=*-Tag. They should give a general impression of the step's size. If you want to be more exact, you may also specify the measured size. Please use an average (together with an appropriate step.condition=*) if the sizes vary much.
Describes the form and uniformity of the indivual steps. The following values may be used for the step.condition=*-Tag and should give a general impression:
- landing=yes/no/count (resting place, German: Treppenabsatz)
escalator=up/down/dynamic (maybe a seperate proposal and better a seperate tag highway=escalator?)
Define whether there is a handrail at all:
Define the position of the handrail (in the direction of the OSM-way):
Tags that are already in use or defined elsewhere
- step_count=* for the number of steps (already being used)
- incline=* to define the steepest incline or incline:avg=* to define the average incline
You can add presets that uses the proposed scheme to JOSM. Just add the following URL in the JOSM presets properties: http://osmtools.de/josm/steps.xml
Please use the talk page.