[Tagging] start_date question

Pierre-Alain Dorange pdorange at mac.com
Sun Mar 13 17:05:56 GMT 2011

M?rtin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:

> > If you have a highway=cycleway railway=abandoned, what does the start_date
> > tag refer to?
> > *start of rail operations?
> > *abandonment of the railway?
> > *opening of the cycleway?
> IMHO the last one:
> *opening of the cycleway

According to the wiki (1) start_date is the date the construction of
feature finished (could related to end_date).
Here there is 2 features, but only one active.
start_date should be related to cycle_way

a railway:start_date could tell the railway construction... perhaps.

(1) http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:start_date

Pierre-Alain Dorange
OSM experiences : <http://www.leretourdelautruche.com/map/>

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