[OSM-talk] highway=ford vs ford=yes
dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 10:08:45 GMT 2010
2010/11/1 Andrew Errington <a.errington at lancaster.ac.uk>:
> On Mon, 01 Nov 2010 18:22:19 M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> 2010/11/1 SomeoneElse <lists at mail.atownsend.org.uk>:
>> > On 31/10/2010 13:46, Gorm E. Johnsen wrote:
>> >> I propose to replace highway=ford with ford=yes (or perhaps
>> >> barrier=ford?) on nodes as well, simply to de-clutter the highway tag
>> >> and to be more consistent.
>> IMHO for the cases I tagged highway=ford on nodes it fits well.
>> "simply to declutter" is not a sufficient argument to change 5000 tags
>> that are in use for a long time.
> ford=yes is the right answer, like bridge=yes and tunnel=yes. A ford is a
> linear feature, usually extending across the width of a river, much like a
> bridge does, which could be several metres long.
I tagged a path crossing a stream with highway=ford. Even if this is
on closeup a linear feature, beeing the stream less then 1 meter wide
and the path as well, anything else then a node seems exaggerated to
me. If the ford is to cross a real river I agree that a way would be
> Replacing 5000 instances of
> the 'old' tag is a drop in the ocean.
no, it is completely replacing an entire feature forcing your own idea
of how a feature should be represented. Automated Edits of this kind
are not welcome. See the wiki on automated edits.
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