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Key Value Elements Comment
raceway=* start,finish,start-finish Node Marks the start and end of the track. In cases where this is the same node then a value of start-finish

Parts of raceway

Surface tag should be easy enough to add, as well as something for surface quality (smoothness?). But how to tag different parts of a raceway, for example pitlane, mechanical area (pits and garages), access to and from pitlane, fixed timing devices, spectator areas, start grid, alternative lanes, sand and safety pits, safety barriers, speed traps, etc. Skippern (talk) 14:51, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Tagging for the Renderer

“Actually (May 2016) a bug[1] in OSM Mapnik stylesheet prevents rendering of closed loop ways when highway=raceway is present along with sport=* so it is adviced to always add area=no when mapping as a simple line” → Isn't this suggestion tagging for the renderer? I suggest to remove this passage since this is clearly a renderer bug and not an issue with the data. --Wuzzy (talk) 13:32, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Tagging_for_the_renderer:Don't deliberately enter data incorrectly for the renderer - area=no is not incorrect but redundant. If it helps our main data customer there is not much harm suggesting it. With database reload and hstore this will be fixed somewhere in the near future.--Jojo4u (talk) 16:42, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

Mapping as an area

Currently the wiki page texts suggests that a whole area can be mapped for raceways which often change course, with the addition of area=yes. However, this seems to be a misuse of the highway=* key, since highway areas like highway=pedestrian + area=yes represent areas where you can travel in multiple directions, not an area where the path sometimes changes.

Instead, I would recommend changing this suggestion to mention adding leisure=sports_centre to map the whole area, or leisure=stadium when appropriate. --Jeisenbe (talk) 01:29, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Firmly agree! leisure=sports_centre should be used for the area. Warin61 (talk) 00:19, 21 November 2019 (UTC)