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

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Tue Dec 29 02:23:33 GMT 2009

Matthias Julius wrote:
> Roy Wallace <waldo000000 at gmail.com> writes:
>> On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Matthias Julius <lists at julius-net.net> wrote:
>>>  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.
> 'up/down' is in there to be able to tag an incline where the exact value
> is not known.  Adding '_steep' would allow to differentiate a little.
> Of course, what is steep and what is not is subjective - just like
> surface quality.  I just don't want to loose any semantics compared to
> the highway=incline tags.

Isn't the up/down dependent on the direction of travel? With most roads 
being mapped as a single way would make it ambiguous.

Dave F.

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