Talk:Proposed features/Railway Schematic Mapping

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Discussion on @tagging

The discussion about this on the @tagging mailing list. Alv (talk) 16:41, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Tram Platforms

Resolved: Mart (talk) 14:37, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

In any case, the road in Sanfrancisco jchurch dolorespark.jpg should be two separate oneway highways, with the platform drawn between them. Alv (talk) 10:37, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

A fair point. I was interested in that example primarily to illustrate how trams can join and leave the highway, but I added some additional words to the example about the platform. In San Francisco (where this picture was taken) we don't yet have many of these ground-level mini-platforms tagged -- and where they appear at all they're often just tagged as bus stops -- but I described how that could be done with the scheme you noted. -- Mart (talk) 14:37, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

What about all of the detailed track mapping already out there?

Resolved: Mart (talk) 19:14, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

A concern raised repeatedly on the tagging mailing list is that adopting this proposal would destroy existing detailed mapping of track layouts. I had initially planned to defer detailed rail mapping to a separate proposal, but since there's so much of it already out there I have extended this proposal to include the beginnings of a detailed rail tagging scheme. This scheme is designed so that existing tagging can be adapted very easily without changing any geometry: just re-tag existing railway=* ways that represent tracks to instead be railway:track=* with the same value. -- Mart (talk) 19:14, 13 April 2013 (UTC)


Resolved: Mart (talk) 15:30, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

In Russia we use designated_direction tag for marking directions in which trains usually go. If you check the taginfo, it is used on 648 railway ways, and direction tag is used only 129 times. The point is, there are no one-way railways, so a direction is designated, but not absolute. --Zverik (talk) 07:07, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Hmm. Interesting. "designated_direction" is used with "railway" 648 times, while "direction" only 129 times, so I guess "designated_direction" is the winner. I don't have a strong opinion, so I'll update my proposal as you suggest. -- Mart (talk) 15:30, 14 April 2013 (UTC)