[Tagging] Feature proposal - Voting - Location transitions

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Sat Jan 9 15:54:20 UTC 2016

ajt1047 at gmail.com wrote on 2016/01/09 14:29:
> On 08/01/2016 23:09, Fran├žois Lacombe wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> The vote vote session for the location transition proposal is now open.
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Location_transitions
>> As described, location:transition=yes may enable mappers to indicate
>> the location of a feature is changing without using fixme or
>> approximative ways (when guessing where a feature goes underground).
>> It would be great you spend a little time to write a feedback at the
>> bottom of the page.
> Having read that page I don't really understand what the motivation for it is.  Maybe add a bit more information explaining how this new tag will provide information that isn't automatically apparent from other tags already present?  For example, if a road
> goes into a tunnel the bit not in a tunnel has no "tunnel" tag and the bit in the tunnel does; in that situation what extra information does a "location transition" provide?

It appears to me a bit like noexit=yes on a road, i.e. when the visible part
of the pipeline ends the tag would indicate that the pipe indeed goes underground,
and the osm-way does not end just because the mapper got tired or the hires aerial
turned lowres.


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