[Tagging] importance=* tag (for transportation etc)

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Fri Mar 25 11:26:46 UTC 2016

On 20 March 2016 at 00:12, Alexander Matheisen
<AlexanderMatheisen at ish.de> wrote:

> If you have a look at the highway=* tagging: This scheme is subjective,
> but there is no alternative.


> As the person who created that station importance draft, I will focus
> on stations, but for other features like mountain peaks the situation
> should be similar: It is not possible to calculate the importance of a
> station just by some values.

How do you calculate it, then? Rolling dice?

> I also see problems in getting some of the proposed values. For
> example, the amount of passengers or trains per time is difficult to
> measure for a mapper and is not easy to be checked by other mappers.

Please explain what measure you are using, that is *more easily
checked* by other mappers.

> I also see the problem that calculating the importance by a complex
> algorithm might be very intransparent.

Please explain what measure you are using, that is *more transparent*.

Andy Mabbett

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