[Tagging] bridge=movable?

Christopher Hoess cahoess at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 17:43:49 UTC 2015


My rationale for the revisions was roughly as described by Dominik and
Tobias. "Movability" is a potentially important property for routers, and
there are a lot of different types of movable bridge; some are nearly
unique and difficult to classify as to type, or they may simply be hard to
classify without on-site observation. The router isn't going to care what
mechanism is used to move the bridge, so having an explicit bridge=movable
tag lets us convey that information even if we're having trouble with a
more detailed classification.

I didn't add a tag to indicate the bridge is fixed in position because
that's the default state for bridges; they should be assumed to be fixed
unless explicitly tagged as movable. The trick Dominik mentioned "Note that
this key may be used without tagging bridge=movable, to indicate a formerly
movable bridge that has been fixed shut," was criticized as being a bit too
subtle and prone to misinterpretation as an error; I could float a proposal
for a fixed bridge tag to make that explicit if people feel it's worthwhile.


On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 7:05 AM, Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com> wrote:

>  Hi
> What's the purpose of bridge=movable?
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:bridge:movable
> It's good that the different types of bridge are tagged & the graphics are
> excellent, but I'm unsure why they need to be separated to a sub tag.
> bridge=movable
> bridge:movable=swing
> gives bridge=swing
> If there is a genuine reason, then surely there should be the equivalent:
> bridge=static
> bridge:static=*
> Cheers
> Dave F.
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