[Tagging] reviving an abandoned proposal

Mark Wagner mark+osm at carnildo.com
Sat Jul 23 18:45:58 UTC 2016


On Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:55:58 +0200
Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2016-07-23 15:21 GMT+02:00 ael <law_ence.dev at ntlworld.com>:
> 
> > OTOH, some of the deep historic cuttings illustrated earlier don't
> > seem to me to fit the description hollow_way, which was perhaps the
> > point.
> >  
> 
> 
> yes, there are different kind of historic road tags around, e.g.
> historic=
> 
> roman_road 2540
> hollow_way 1462
> road 330
> ancient_road 86
> way 69
> Altstra├če 67
> highway 52
> 
> this suggests people like being specific.
> 
> +1 to historic=hollow_way for actual hollow ways. -1 to cutting for
> hollow ways.

"highway=path" (or whatever) + "cutting=yes" + "historic=hollow_way"
seems like it would satisfy both likely sets of data consumers: those
who need to know what sort of terrain they're dealing with but don't
care how it got that way, and those who want to map the history of the
area.

-- 
Mark



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