[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - More Consistency in Railway Tagging
mart at degeneration.co.uk
Sat Apr 13 17:11:57 UTC 2013
On 04/13/2013 09:40 AM, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 1:11 AM, Martin Atkins <mart at degeneration.co.uk
> <mailto:mart at degeneration.co.uk>> wrote:
> - Adapt the "lanes" tagging scheme from highways to allow
> descriptions of individual tracks of a railway where railway mappers
> find that detail to be interesting.
> Dead on arrival, as far as I'm concerned, for reasons previously
> mentioned the last time this came up: Railways and highways don't work
> the same way, you can't just jump between tracks.
I'm not sure why that matters. The way represents several parallel
tracks without making any statement about whether one can cross them.
Anyone using the data should assume implicitly that "changing lanes"
doesn't make sense on a railway, just as real-world automobile routing
algorithms don't tell cars to drive laterally across the roadway just
because that entire surface is available for vehicle use. Mapping the
transport network is about describing useful travel paths, not about
describing all possible ways a vehicle can physically move.
With that said, I'd love a link to the previous discussion if you have
it; all I was able to discern from the wiki was that we're really
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