[Tagging] Why are railway=crossing and level_crossing separate tags?

LM_1 flukas.robot+osm at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 17:40:18 GMT 2012


Actually both highway=crossing and railway=crossing mark a place where
you can meet different type of traffic (pedestrian-car, car-train,
pedestrian-train...)
LM_1

2012/1/20 Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org>:
> Good question. I just noticed that the other day while using the
> presets window. I'd say deprecate one of them. I'd be inclined to
> deprecate level_crossing because crossing is nice and terse. But
> level_crossing is used more (143k vs 22k for railway=crossing) and
> railway=crossing causes confusion with highway=crossing which is a
> different thing.
>
> On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 4:49 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> According to the wiki, railway=crossing is "a point where pedestrians may
>> cross a railway", while railway=level_crossing is "where a road crosses a
>> railway". But footways are also represented by highways, and so if one wants
>> to know where pedestrians may cross a railway they can simply look at the
>> tags on the intersecting way. So why do we have two separate tags for what
>> is essentially the same thing (there are road crossings without gates and
>> foot crossings with gates)?
>>
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