[OSM-dev] josm bugs and enhancement requests

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Sat Oct 20 13:52:11 BST 2007

On 19 Oct 2007, at 05:20, Marcus Wolschon wrote:

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> Frederik Ramm schrieb:
>> Hi,
>>>> a road with a tramway sharing the lanes
>>> That sounds like two ways to me -- at least, that's how it is  
>>> tagged in
>>> Boston:
>> Yes, we do this as two ways (sharing the same nodes) here in  
>> Karlsruhe
>> as well. I think a way with both highway and railway tags would be
>> highly unusual.
> Hi,
> why do you do it that way?
> Please provide a reason for this.
> If both ways have the same geographic location
> and since the tags for both don't interfere
> with each other, what could be the advantage?
> Having 2 ways using the same nodes is highly confusing
> and error-prone to edit, let alone completely redundant.
> (You never see 2 ways in any editor I have tried and
> if they cover the same nodes in the same order there
> is no reason to store a second way-element in the db.)

The way for the tram line can be continuous beyond the way of the  
road, especially where the tram line goes to different roads.


> If you can come up with any reason, please add
> it to http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Key:railway
> so that others looking up how rails are tagged will see
> it and do it the same way.
> Marcus
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