[Tagging] Service=* used for highways and railways

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Wed Jul 28 16:37:38 BST 2010


On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 1:16 AM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> electrified=yes). I'm sure soon enough we'll have a major collision,
>> so to speak...
>
> you mean like power=station/generator etc?

No. From a technical standpoint, there's actually not a problem there,
it's technically a massive scale user error (stupid users who think
"power=station" is a power station and "power=sub_station" is a
substation).

I'm thinking of this growing trend for "x=y; y=z" type tagging, where
two different x's will share a y, and coexist. (shop=farm is a
possible case.) Or even one y is another x (shop=car, car=x - is x an
access tag for cars, or a specification of the type of cars sold by
the shop? Oh wait, saved by the fact that car access tags are
motor_vehicle=*, but you get the idea)

Steve




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