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

Pieren pieren3 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 10:55:20 BST 2012

On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 11:39 AM, David Fisher <djfisher81 at gmail.com> wrote:

> -- therefore RM's suggestion to create a new tag (such as passenger_lines)
> is a good one and should be encouraged.

Problem : if you check the data, you see that RM added the new tag but
did not revert his wrong interpretation of the old "tracks".

Another problem : to aggregate several elements into one feature, we
usually have different means in OSM : draw a surrounding polygon (like
e.g. amenity=school) or create a relation (e.g. type=route +
route=railway [1]).

[1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:route%3Drailway

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