[Tagging] [OSM-talk] the map on osm.org - airstrips showing only at zoom 10

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Jun 25 11:47:08 BST 2011

2011/6/25 John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>:
> Wasn't there some discussion about that before, how important airports
> such as LAX should show sooner than regional airports which should
> show up sooner than grass airstrips.

Yes, the discussions and proposals are endless for this. Suggestions
are usually that you should deduct the importance by analyzing the map
dat (e.g. surface of the runway, length of the runway) and combine OSM
data with external sources (numbers of starts/landings a year, number
of passengers a year, freight volumes, ...).

Personally I think that to get a rough estimate it is sufficient to
tag the most important ones with


this renders nicely and is suitable IMHO, even if it is not the
ultimate level of detail.


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