[Tagging] Should 'highway=incline[_steep]' be discouraged?
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Sun Dec 27 16:33:15 GMT 2009
The tags 'highway=incline' and 'highway=incline_steep' only apply to
nodes. Therefore, they are prone to become ambiguous when more than one
way use that node. Also, they don't have a reversed counterpart and
when the way is reversed there is a problem.
IMO, inclines should always apply to ways only and there is already a
tag for that: 'incline=*'. This also applies to nodes currently and I
would discourage this practice as well. Only a few nodes exist with
this tag anyway.
'incline=*' can have the values 'up/down' for cases when the exact value
is unknown. It does not currently have an equivalent for
'highway=incline_steep'. We can extend 'incline=*' to also allow
'up_steep/down_steep' as values.
I propose to change Map Features and the tag pages in this respect if
there are no major objections.
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