[Tagging] highway=raceway?

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Wed Oct 14 11:20:00 BST 2009


John Smith wrote:
> 2009/10/14 Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com>:
>   
>> John Smith wrote:
>>     
>>> I assume it's for vehicles, as the map features list horse racing and
>>> sports as leisure=track, sport=*
>>>
>>>       
>> I think it's for all types: motor,horse, dog, snails etc.
>>
>> I see leisure=track, sport=* as the area of the whole site whilst
>> highway=raceway is the actual track that the race is on.
>>
>> I'm not entirely happy about raceway as a term, I prefer racetrack. I
>> think it's an American term
>>     
>
> I'm not advocating this, and they seem to be synomious terms, a track
> and a raceway, to me at least are the same thing.
>   
Advocating what? The naming or the fact I see it as two entities?

There definitely needs to be a distinction in the tagging to allow for 
different renders.
The actual track they run on needs to be shown because, for horse racing 
in the UK, the site is often on common/public access land with rights of 
way across it. Knowing where the track is is a guide to navigation.




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