Talk:Key:lit/Archive 1

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How to tag a tunnel where lamps are installed but they are never turned on because the city wants to save money?

I recommend to tag that lit=no. (?)
I recommend to tag that lit=disused. (--Plasmon 09:50, 5 July 2009 (UTC))
I recommend to tag that lit=disused. --Bahnpirat 14:20, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
I recommend to tag that lit=disused, because existing poles are means of orientation for blind persons. --Lulu-Ann 13:49, 12 April 2011 (BST)
I've never encountered poles for illumination in tunnels (they usually hang), but I would say (maybe applied for other objects that might be lit, like footways) that if a pole's primary purpose is lighting then it should be mapped as a node (probably highway=street_lamp with disused=yes. That means the object is still there and presumably available for secondary uses. Note that sighted persons also use objects like lamp posts for orientation - anything can be a landmark. --Hubne (talk) 23:48, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

The ITO Map now appears to recognise lit=disused. (--Zcapw15 (talk) 18:52, 9 December 2013 (UTC))

Should this be used to tag individual light columns? Rationale being that we could then ease the reporting of failed street lights to the respective councils if we collected their positions whilst surveying - after all, there tend to be less street lights than house numbers, which we're encouraged to collect...

probably not, unless the columns themselves are lit, maybe for being art installations. while housenumbers are fairly static, mapping each burnt-out lightbulb and updating the status when it's replaced is unlikely to be feasible anywhere in the world. --Richlv (talk) 16:30, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

(this section was moved here from the main lit-page FredrikLindseth (talk) 09:57, 13 October 2018 (UTC) )

Key:lit and rendering/routing

For a generic street map this key is of little interest, but theoretically it can be of high interest for special purpose maps and for routing software. For example, it would be preferred to have a route following lit roads in a residential area if unlit roads exists, both for the drivers safety and for the safety of any pedestrians. Same also a special purpose map can be generating highlighting areas where it is unsafe to drive, or whatever might be of interest to the user. The key let us provide the information, and the user can decide whether he want to use it or not. --Skippern 13:49, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

lit implies highway?

I think any object can be lit, also buildings, areas, nodes. I don't think lit=* should imply highway=*. --Lulu-Ann 21:13, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

  • I don't believe it does. It just so happens that the majority of the uses relate to highway objects. Question is - if you have 'lit' related to a building, would you, in fact, indicate 'entrance' as being lit, or the parking area or, for a bank, the ATM? --Ceyockey (talk) 02:50, 4 October 2016 (UTC)