[Tagging] tagging very wide steps - highway=steps on an area?

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 22:33:36 UTC 2015

On 4/03/2015 8:52 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2015-03-04 10:46 GMT+01:00 Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com 
> <mailto:61sundowner at gmail.com>>:
>>     There also seems to be a contradiction in that the "standard"
>>     steps ways extend beyond the area and up to the center of the
>>     road. I'd suggest to split them and have them end at the first
>>     riser (= the way with the role lower) and tag the remaining
>>     connection as highway=footway and likely with a different surface
>>     tag.
>     Those were there before I started .. They are just simplified for
>     easy of the mapper I'd say.. 
> Yes, I know that steps are often done like this, but I'd encourage 
> everyone to be more precise about this, and to have the highway=steps 
> tag only applied to ways which in projection are actually steps, and 
> to use highway=footway for connections, stair landings and footpaces.

Fixed. Used highway=pedestrian as that is consistent with the lower way.

The landings on large areas may be better tagged as a pedestrian area.


For an example of steps with an inconsistency between upper and lower 
ways ...



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