[Tagging] source:maxspeed vs. maxspeed:type

Martin Vonwald imagic.osm at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 16:38:00 UTC 2013


Hi!

Recently the use of the key maxspeed:type was documented in the wiki
(see [1] and [2]). It seems to be used in the UK for the same purpose
as source:maxspeed. I quote: "In the UK the general practice is to use
the maxspeed:type tag as the source:*=* should be for how the data was
collected, not how it was derived. "

Well - there's a point. Yes, I know how often source:maxspeed is
tagged (241,738 times). But besides being tagged, is it "used" for
anything at the moment?

regards,
Martin

[1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:maxspeed
[2] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:source:maxspeed



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