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why not aerodrome tag?

Proposed features/Aerodrome had way more activity than this. Why not use that tag instead of this?

aerodrome:type is used 2985 times
aerodrome is used 954 times
aerodrome:type=public do not say anything about the size or style, it is only the opposite of military and private.
aerodrome:type=military should be tagget with military=airfield
Maybe you can help further to describe the types of airport?--geozeisig (talk) 13:04, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
Looks like you've removed a number of aerodrome=* and that that's why the number is lower than it used to be. I'd still rather contribute to the aerodrome tag than aerodrome:type. --Hjart (talk) 17:23, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
It would be a mechanical edit - can you link changesets involved? I am curious where it was discussed Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 06:47, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
No "mechanical" edit - unless of course it was performed as large numbers of 1 edit changesets, which is entirely possible. What I noticed was a number of aerodrome=* in Denmark being replaced by aerodrome:type (example: and last I looked (½ a year ago) the number of aerodrome=* was considerably higher than now. I'm just assuming Geozeisig is responsible for the majority of that drop. Also aerodrome=* is still much better documented (despite still being in a proposal state) than aerodrome:type=*--Hjart (talk) 07:41, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
Repeated 1 edit changesets are still mechanical edits if individual objects are not properly verified, what may require survey in some cases Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 08:18, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
If you want I may be able to run script through Geozeisig edits and list removals of aerodrome tag. This user has history of making mechanical edits mass-removing tags and then immediately using low usage of affected tag as an argument in tagging discussions. It is exactly this kind of malicious edits that makes good faith mechanical edits harder to make as people suspect trickery. Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 08:22, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
Yes please, I would like to know how much the number of aerodrome tags in use dropped due to Geozeisig edits.--Hjart (talk) 11:52, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
As the first step I made a straightforward check - according to on 2018-01-01 aerodrome tag was used 1273 times [278 nodes, 161 lines, 834 polygons] (press run button to run query). So about 1/4 was removed in less than 5 months. Now I will run it through my script for tag removal check. Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 20:22, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
At least 478 cases. List is at Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 12:14, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
ANd other variant of search - - found 514 removals Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 20:35, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Before doing any great statistics about my tagging work, it would be better to discuss with the content of the tag aerodrome: type. Before I created the page in April you could read about this topic only on the side aeroway = aerodrome something:
Values: international, public, regional, gliding, private or abandoned.
Nobody could say what public or private should mean.--geozeisig (talk) 13:09, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
Why didn't you ask?--Hjart (talk) 14:00, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
I also find it interesting that this page is listing aerodrome=* tags as "possible mistakes". They definitely were not mistakes. --Hjart (talk) 07:41, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
Feel free to edit page, this is a wiki Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 08:23, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

Note that this is also discussed in and Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 12:29, 29 May 2018 (UTC)


aerodrome: type = public is by far the most commonly used value according to Taginfo. Therefore, it should appear in some form on this wiki page, either in the list of possible values or in the list of tagging mistakes. - Discostu36 (talk) 12:24, 23 September 2018 (UTC)