[Tagging] Current status of the key smoothness=*

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 10:34:51 UTC 2015

2015-03-12 11:21 GMT+01:00 Martin Vonwald <imagic.osm at gmail.com>:

> Is grade1 now excellent or horrible?
> No, numeric values are not a good choice - really not. I also don't like
> the values much, but at least it's clear that "good" is better than "bad".

it really doesn't help you a lot to know whether "good" is better than
"bad", you have to know if "good" or "bad" are sufficient for your current
means of transport.
I'd use grade1 etc. because this is an established scale from tracktype,
and should be understandable therefor. To use these values you'll have to
look them up, and this can be seen as an advantage: unlike "good" or "bad"
(which do have precise meaning according to the wiki, but are often used by
the expectation the user has of their meaning) it will improve consistency

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