[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - (Bridge types)

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Tue Sep 24 03:33:14 UTC 2013

Hi Chris,

I have been following this thread for a few days and have one question
although it might be too late to ask it. Do you want to drop the tag
"culvert" in favor of "tunnel" altogether? I see from the discussion that
some people prefer "tunnel=culvert" in the cases where I have used
"culvert=yes" and "layer=-1".

I have done some mapping in Alaska and there are many, many culverts in use
as drainage ditches, etc., all over the state. To call a culvert, which is
usually a heavy, corrugated, galvanized metal pipe from 1 to 6 feet in
diameter, a tunnel is a bit of a stretch IMO. I can live with the change
but wanted to pass along my thoughts to you.


Dave Swarthout

On Sun, Sep 22, 2013 at 11:02 PM, Christopher Hoess <cahoess at gmail.com>wrote:

> Greetings,
> I've just been over the bridge types proposal <
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Bridge_types> which
> I brought to the list twice earlier this year. I think the bugs have been
> pretty well ironed out, and further changes would largely be a matter of
> taste, so I bring it to you for voting.
> Summary points since the last discussion:
> The "bridge_type" key has been changed to the more appropriate
> "bridge:structure". The installed base of "bridge_type" is relatively small
> (547 objects), so this shouldn't be a big deal. Typology will stay in
> "bridge" for simplicity.
> I decided to keep the "bridge=movable"; "bridge:movable=..." tagging
> scheme. I think the complexity of the movable bridge types, plus the fact
> that the average person may not know how to distinguish them, makes a
> two-tiered hierarchy reasonable here.
> I dropped "culvert", since our accepted practice seems to use that to tag
> a tunnel on the lower way at such crossings.
> I know I can't please everyone in every point, but I think your input has
> made this a very sound proposal with plenty of room for future extension.
> Thanks for your consideration.
> Yours gratefully,
> --
> Chris Hoess
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Dave Swarthout
Homer, Alaska
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Travel Blog at http://dswarthout.blogspot.com
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