[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - goods_conveyor

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 05:06:40 UTC 2015

On 26/02/2015 12:28 PM, Dave Swarthout wrote:
> >
> > > The proposal looks good, add "location=*" to it.
> >
> > I dislike location=* for various reasons. But you may use it if you 
> like.
> I first came across the location key when it was used to indicate 
> whether the Trans-Alaska Pipeline was running underground or 
> overground. At the time I thought it was a bad choice of words but it 
> is fairly well established in the OSM schema by now (44K occurrences 
> of over- or underground). Other important and potentially useful 
> values of location are: overhead, indoors, outdoors, underwater.
> The one goods_conveyor I tagged was moving coal, as I said, and at 
> several points it was running over a roadway on a bridge. I was unable 
> to tag the bridge in a way that caused it to show up on the OSM slippy 
> map. Any potential rendering solutions would need to take that into 
> account somehow.

Usually the bridge is for safety .. if the conveyor brakes or something 
falls off it the bridge under it will catch it.

Thus I'd do an area for the bridge .. layer=1
  then the conveyor on top of that layer = 2

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