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

Alexander Matheisen AlexanderMatheisen at ish.de
Fri Mar 25 14:32:07 UTC 2016

Am Montag, den 21.03.2016, 23:26 +0100 schrieb Daniel Koć:
> Interesting idea worth testing, IMO. However I suspect in practice
> there 
> will be lot of problems to make it really fly.
> Let's look at the similar simple idea (with scoring based on city
> type 
> and population) used to render city labels in osm-carto in a more
> sane 
> way:
> https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/pull/1461
> Almost 5 months of discussing and hand tweaking the algorithm tells
> me 
> just having the hard (numerical) data might be not as easy as you
> depict 
> it. Raw population data is far from having world-range city ranking
> we 
> needed.


> Maybe the key name should not be "importance" - I just took an 
> existing/proposed scheme with some nice defined values and tried to 
> extend its scope outside just the railways. While for example "range"
> may be good for transportation, it wouldn't work with peaks, of
> course.

I am open for other key names. range sounds good and might be a might
be a better word for this key.

On the other hand, the exact name of the key is not that important. It
is just a kind of placeholder and a detailled definition should be
delivered in the wiki or in tagging presets.

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