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

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 21:22:25 GMT 2009


On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 5:20 AM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:

>
> Ideally we'd have elevation tags on each node, and incline tags would then
> become redundant.
>

You'd need a very fine grained elevation model for that to be the case. One
reason people want steep inclines marked is to determine wheelchair access.
A stretch of even 5 metres at 15% is important. And still important even if
it's under trees or a building or wherever, out of reach of an
elevation-surveying satellite.

Steve
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