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

Matthias Julius lists at julius-net.net
Tue Dec 29 04:56:44 GMT 2009


Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> writes:

> On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 3:09 PM, Matthias Julius <lists at julius-net.net>wrote:
>
>> Of course, everyone can tag what he wants anyway.  The question is what
>> we want to encourage.
>>
>
> This is like saying "Anyone can drive at whatever speed he wants, the
> question is what we want to encourage." - ie, true, but fairly meaningless.
> I think we'd all be better off with a clearly defined set of standard tags
> with definitions of where they're appropriate, what they mean, etc.

Well, that's a different battle.

Map Features and friends try to be just that.  Of course, there are
shortcomings and improvements are welcome, but the mantra in OSM is
something like "You can tag however you want, but, please consider the
tags described in Map Features."

Matthias




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