[Tagging] Airport subtypes

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 16:33:33 GMT 2011


It was June, here's the start of the thread:
http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2010-June/002563.html

On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 6:06 PM, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 6:53 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> A scan through the wikipedia gives me
> >> international airport
> >> domestic airport
> >> regional airport
> >> airstrip or airfield
> >
> > +1
> >
> > Why not adopt the usual subtagging scheme:
> >
> > aeroway=aerodrome
> > aerodrome=international|regional|domestic|etc.
>
> I have a feeling we discussed this a few months ago. My suggestion
> would be to simply use numbers, if you're talking about a ranking
> scheme:
>
> aeroway=aerodrome
> aerodrome_level=1|2|3|4|5
>
> This avoids all the problems we get when one country uses "regional"
> to mean something different from another, and the mappers there hate
> using "regional" in a way that is non-intuitive to them. Whereas with
> numbers, we can simply say "in Timbuktu, regional is a level 2, but in
> Germany it's level 3".
>
> Also, I definitely think we should try and align to external standards.
>
> Steve
>
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