[Tagging] Feature Proposal - TMC - New tagging scheme for TMC

Martijn van Exel mvexel at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 05:12:13 BST 2012

On 4/9/2012 9:33 PM, Martijn van Exel wrote:
> On 3/29/2012 7:01 AM, Heinrich Knauf wrote:
>> Hello,
>> infoware GmbH, Bonn, Germany, and Geofabrik GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany,
>> have developed an
>> improved tagging scheme for TMC data which we would like to propopose
>> to the OSM community.
>> Currently, this feature is explained in German only.
>> Pelase refer to
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/DE:Proposed_features/New_TMC_scheme
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/New_TMC_Scheme
>> Your comments are greatly appreceated!
> Heinrich,
> That looks like a huge improvement from the existing proposal. A few
> questions for clarification and discussion:
> * In this proposal, the actual TMC LCDs are not technically required,
> are they? If all the ways are tagged according to this schema, you can
> look up the segments just by looking at the ways? I guess having the LCD
> encoded onto nodes will speed up lookup.
> * How do you plan to make this huge effort (even just for Germany)
> manageable? I mean, it's simpler than it looks, but it still is a *lot*
> of work. A JOSM plugin? A dedicated website to track progress and show
> bugs / inconsistencies? Other supporting tools for mappers?

On that topic: how was this updated? Manually? Or was there some 
monitoring bot active that kept these values updated?

> * Do you (or anyone) have any info on the 'openness' of this data in
> other countries? I believe they are proprietary data here in the US, not
> sure though (will ask in talk-us).

Martijn van Exel

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