[Tagging] Should 'highway=incline[_steep]' be discouraged?

Roy Wallace waldo000000 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 00:42:19 GMT 2009

On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Matthias Julius <lists at julius-net.net> wrote:
> ... I would like to add a note to the 'highway=incline|incline_steep'
> tags on Map Features saying that they discouraged in favor of
> 'incline=*'.  I think there should not be redundant tagging schemes in
> Map Features.


> I would also add the values 'up_steep' and 'down_steep'
> to 'incline=*' for this to be a equivalent replacement of the highway
> tags.

-1. This is like having "width=wide" - this should be discouraged.

> I would also like to change 'incline=*' so it does not apply to nodes
> anymore.  But, if there are objections I will hold off on this one.

It may be enough to say something like "This can be applied to a node
only when the node is part of a single way, exclusively (otherwise the
direction of incline is ambiguous)."

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