Talk:Proposed features/Goods conveyor

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Need a similar tag for conveyors associated with mining, bulk coal loaders and similar ?? mine=conveyor --Drlizau 09:46, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

For different types of conveyors:

  • goods_conveyor=belt -> For the usual belt and roller conveyor, these are so common the tag could be implicit
  • goods_conveyor=pneumatic -> For a pneumatic (air) conveying system
  • goods_conveyor=bucket -> Basically a belt conveyor with buckets attached (usually for steep inclines)

And then something to distinguish material:

  • material=coal etc
  • type=coal etc

Perhaps we could also add some additional tags for individual nodes along a conveyor way:

  • goods_conveyor=stacker
  • goods_conveyor=reclaimer
  • goods_conveyor=hopper

For the rendering, I was thinking something along these lines (no white gap in middle):
└────┴────┴────┴────┴────┴────┴────┴────┴────┘ - Zhent 06:45, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

The different conveyor types seem like a good idea. For the stuff being transported, I suggest to avoid the key "type", as that key already has several other meanings. goods=* is already used as an access key, so I have no better idea than material=* right now (although this could be misunderstood to mean the material of the conveyor is made of).
Regardless of the merits of your suggestions, however, I will not have the time to advance this proposal myself, so it is essentially abandoned. If anyone wants to take it, feel free to do so. --Tordanik 19:31, 26 March 2011 (UTC)


I agree with Tordanik that material=* would mean the material the conveyor itself is made of. I suggest either resource=* or product=*. --Fkv (talk) 12:41, 25 February 2015 (UTC)


While Zhent's suggestion looks nice, I think that virtually all conveyors are unidirectional, and this calls for an unidirectional map symbol. Maybe something like >>>>>>>>>> ? This would also differ more clearly from roads. --Fkv (talk) 12:41, 25 February 2015 (UTC)