[Tagging] Advice & clarification of the railway tracks=* tag required.

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Mon Aug 13 23:33:51 BST 2012

On 10/08/2012 23:30, Richard Mann wrote:
> I've added track_detail=yes in places where there are tracks>1 tags 
> but the lines are separately drawn. I've included some that have been 
> there for a while.
> I've contacted the only people who I'm aware that use the tracks data 
> (itoworld) to see if deleting the tracks tags (or setting them all to 
> tracks=1) causes them any stress, and whether they prefer it one way 
> or the other.
> Deleting a lot of tracks tags (or setting them all to 1) involves 
> removing data that some people may be using, so I'm not proposing to 
> do that yet.

There is no benefit in adding yet another tag to cover up other 
inaccurate tags. Just revert your detrimental edits.
I fail to see the point in asking ITO as the tag usage is clearly laid 
out in the wiki.

Please rescind your edits. They add errors into the OSM database.

Dave F.

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