[Tagging] Mountain passes
ulf.lamping at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 14 00:32:26 GMT 2011
Am 14.02.2011 00:07, schrieb Steve Bennett:
> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 8:28 AM, Ulf Lamping<ulf.lamping at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> P.S: What bugs me more is the (not so un)common practice to put the node
>> near the way (where the sign is?) and not exactly on the road. This makes it
>> difficult for renderers to detect the kind of way a pass "provides" ...
> That makes sense if you think of a pass being a locality ("we had a
> picnic up at the pass") rather than a particular road feature ("we
> drove over the pass"). I would probably do the same thing, naïvely.
> Probably a more intuitive tag would have been highway=mountain_pass
> (like highway=turning_circle...)
That was the start of the discussion in 2007, but was changed due to the
changes (around the same time) of highway=tunnel / highway=bridge to
tunnel=yes / bridge=yes - so using the same logic for passes seemed like
a good idea then ...
Anyway, every solution has it's pros and cons here.
> Also, it doesn't look like Mapnik actually does render it?
AFAIK, only osmarender at (too?) high zoom levels (from z15) and JOSM
I would be glad, if Mapnik would render this as well. The same
zoomlevels and logic as for peaks (icon, name, ele at different
zoomlevels) would make sense for me ...
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