[Openstreetmap] Ways/Street/Tracks what's it.
erjohan at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 08:49:09 GMT 2005
On 11/29/05, Andy Robinson <Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> >Is there such a thing as a "way" currently used in OSM? Sounds like new
> >terminology for "segment" or "street" to me, and totally redundant.
> Yes, the <way> is my suggested replacement for <street>. It simply means we
> might use the same linear designator whether it's, for example, a street or
> a railway or an overhead power line. The term "way" just happens to fit more
> of the liner types than any other word... but its only semantics anyway.
So what should we call the tag to create streets/ways/tracks? ;-) Just
to add another one I would suggest "graph" since that is the data
type we are describing, and it's abstract enough to not make wrongful
assumptions about its use.
I'm not sure about the plural in the URLs, but that's the way it is in
the REST page at the moment.
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