[Tagging] Tram tracks running in a road
baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Feb 8 23:08:44 UTC 2015
train:lanes=* might be a tag worth inventing for the highway way, giving it
On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 5:02 PM, Luca Sigfrido Percich <
luca.percich at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> many thanks for all your feedback! It will take me a week to sort it all
> out! :)
> In Milano we already have (nearly) all the tram traks drawn as distinct
> ways, so switching back to the "single way for highway and railway" model
> wouldn't be a good option - it would mean losing detail.
> I understand that drawing the road as a precise centerline and giving it
> correct width tags has a value of its own and would allow us to dynamically
> establish the relationship between roads and railway, not to mention a
> better rendering and modeling.
> But for the sake of "explicit is better than implicit" I still have the
> impression that we should also use a tag or two for saying that there is a
> tram track in a road.
> 2015-02-08 23:18 GMT+01:00 Janko Mihelić <janjko at gmail.com>:
>> 2015-02-08 19:57 GMT+01:00 Jo <winfixit at gmail.com>:
>>> I don't like to reuse the same ways for both railway and highway. The
>>> shape of the railways follow smooth curves for obvious reasons, whereas
>>> cars can make 90 degree turns. So I'll always keep using separate ways for
>>> the tram rails. One for each direction of travel. And a way in the middle
>>> (on the straight parts) for the highway. An exception to that are dual
>>> carriageways, with the rails embedded, but usually the rails are between
>>> the carriageways in that case.
>> I agree, railway=tram should be separate. Tags on the highway only
>> describe lanes, they do not represent the railway. Tag
>> tram:lanes:forward=no|designated only says that the outer lane has a
>> railway track on it.
>> Janko Mihelić
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