[Tagging] Mountain passes

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 23:07:20 GMT 2011


On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 8:28 AM, Ulf Lamping <ulf.lamping at googlemail.com> wrote:
> P.S: What bugs me more is the (not so un)common practice to put the node
> near the way (where the sign is?) and not exactly on the road. This makes it
> difficult for renderers to detect the kind of way a pass "provides" ...

That makes sense if you think of a pass being a locality ("we had a
picnic up at the pass") rather than a particular road feature ("we
drove over the pass"). I would probably do the same thing, naïvely.

Probably a more intuitive tag would have been highway=mountain_pass
(like highway=turning_circle...)

Also, it doesn't look like Mapnik actually does render it?

http://osm.org/go/znyo7Chj2--

Steve



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