[Tagging] shoulder tags (was: tag groupings)

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 3 14:27:08 BST 2010

Steve Bennett schrieb:
> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 9:32 PM, Daniel Tremblay <tremblad at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've suggested a shoulder=yes/no tag.  Somebody came out with a complex
>> structure (probably valid) for shoulders.  Does it really have to be that
>> complicated? I don't know.  You, speclists, know better than me.
>> What are the objective of the openstreetmap project?  Identify everthing on
>> earth?  Or provide a complete free map of the world?
> Hi Daniel, thanks for your input. Creating a workable folksonomy with
> the right balance between expressiveness and simplicity is an
> incredibly difficult task. You may only be interested in "shoulder/no
> shoulder", but OSM has to serve a lot of different needs. That's where
> the complexity comes from.
>> Maybe I don't get it right...  But don't kill the project with unfollowable
>> and incomprehensive rules / tags.

There were only some more attributes as extra tags added which are the
same as for streets.
You do not have to use them, but as for streets they might be helpful
for all to decide weather to use this shoulder for bicycles or not.

> Right. But what you really mean is "don't scare off newbies with too
> much complexity". We're aware of that, and that's why there are a
> number of efforts to produce simpler editors which hide some of these
> details.

I still miss the shoulder:surface tag.

Thanks skyper

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