[Tagging] Blatant tagging for the renderer: bridges & abandoned railways

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 9 14:32:01 UTC 2015

Am 09.03.2015 um 15:27 schrieb Michael Reichert:
> Hi ael,
> Am 2015-03-09 um 15:22 schrieb ael:
>> I have resorted to changing railway=abandoned to railway=disused
>> on several occasions just to get mapnik and friends to render 
>> bridges. Bridges over roads and rivers are major features of relevance
>> to tall vehicles and boats, so really should show up on standard
>> rendering.
>> According to the wiki railway=abandoned applies when the rails have been
>> removed, and disused should be used when the rails are still present.
>> Not suprisingly this has been raised before, as for instance at
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Railways.
>> I don't like tagging for the renderer and normally avoid it, but in this
>> case it seems to be necessary to maintain the reputation of OSM/mapnik.
> Would you please change this back?! There also other maps using OSM data
> which rely on good and exact tagging!
> http://openrailwaymap.org
> There is no reason to increase "the reputation of OSM-Carto". If it
> renders bad images, they bad and the stylesheet has to be fixed, not the
> data!


Still miss support for man_made=bridge which leads to mapping for the
renderer as user add highway=* + area=yes to the area to get it rendered.

cu fly

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